Quotes

“Joy, Empowerment and Freedom through music”   – Don DesBiens

“The first sound we hear is the beat of our mama’s heart.  But then the noise of the world drowns out that beat, till we can’t hear it anymore. But once in a while a person comes along, who holds onto that beat, no matter how hard the world beats back”  -Ethan Gold

“Music tells us things, social things, physiological, physical things – things about how we feel and perceive our bodies in a way that other art forms can’t…the content comes from a combination of sound rhythms and vocal textures that communicate in ways that bypass the reasoning centers of the brain and go straight to our emotions” – David Byrne

“Music communicates when other forms of communication don’t work”  – David Byrne

“It was a time in my life, and not the last one either, when listening to music was as close as I could get to feeling alright”  – Steve Jones

“Because as much as The Sex Pistols couldn’t have existed without John – or Malcolm, or Cookie, or Glen, or even Sid, it was my s#!t of an upbringing that got the ball rolling” – Steve Jones

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom” – Charlie Parker

“Where words fail, music speaks” –  Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand” – Stevie Wonder, “Sir Duke”

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul” – Plato

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” – Bob Marley

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius

“Music is the shorthand of emotion” – Leo Tolstoy

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music” – Jimi Hendrix

“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.”  – Plato

“Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once” – Robert Browning

“March to the beat of your own drum.  Even if you don’t have one” –  Ari Gold

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. – Martin Luther

“All the knowledge that ever existed, or ever will exist, is already out there in the air. All you need to do is tune in to what you want to know” – Victor Wooten

“Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that make him sick.” ― Hippocrates

“Music Is who I am, not what I do” – Patricia Crane

“Music is our common energy. Add music to your life, every day. What does your musical life consist of?” – Andrew Pacholyk

“Allow things in your life which make your heart sing, feed your soul or nourish you on a daily basis.” – Andrew Pacholyk

“Imagination is tapping into the subconscious in a form of open play. That is why art or music therapy, which encourages a person to take up brushes and paint or an instrument, and just express themselves, is so powerful.” – Phil ‘Philosofree’ Cheney

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of every-day life.” – Berthold Auerbach

“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful”  – Plato

“Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul…when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued with the same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form” – Aristotle

“He habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form.” – Aristotle

“Music is the art of thinking with sounds.” – Jules Combarieu

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein

”Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears.  It is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.” – Oliver Sacks

“Music is the only universal language which needs no translation” – Berthold Auerbach

“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” – Ray Charles

“Music — what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!” – Maria Augusta von Trapp

“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” Percy Bysshe Shelle

“Music comes to me more readily than words.” – Ludwig Van Beethoven

“Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.” – Josh Homme

Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.” – Amit Ray

“The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.” – Pete Seeger

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin

“Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference.” – Herbie Hancock

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” – Martin Luther

“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu

“Where words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine

“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” – Igor Stravinsky

“My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.” – Edward Elgar

“You have to take a deep breath and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play, allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” – Kelly White

“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James

“Rhythm is there in the cycles of the seasons, in the migrations of the birds and animals, in the fruiting and withering of plants, and in the birth, maturation and death of ourselves” – Mickey Hart