Posts Tagged ‘music’

Quote of the day, Oct. 17

October 18, 2017

Marshall Crenshaw, from “Something’s Gonna Happen”

With the lights on down low, yeah
Rockin’ music on the radio
It’s just the way it ought to be, and momentarily
I tell you something’s gonna happen …

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Quote of the day, July 12

July 12, 2016

Charles Frazier, from Cold Mountain

“One thing he discovered with a great deal of astonishment was that music held for him more then just pleasure. (more…)

Quote of the day, July 15

July 16, 2015

Gerard Manley Hopkins

“ELECTED Silence, sing to me
And beat upon my whorlèd ear,
Pipe me to pastures still and be
The music that I care to hear.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2014

Leonard Cohen, on his music

“People used to say my music was too difficult or too obscure, and I never set out to be difficult or obscure. I just set out to write what I felt as honestly as I could, and I am delighted when other people feel a part of themselves in the music.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 26

August 26, 2014

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1902)

“The duty of the words is to say just as much as the music has left unsaid and no more.”

Quote of the day, May 15

May 15, 2014

Gustav Mahler, on music

“If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in music.”

Quote of the day, March 8

March 8, 2014

Ani DiFranco, on music (1995)

“I believe in that step of not just making revolutionary music but making it in a way that challenges the system, especially in this day and age when the tools for producing and distributing are more and more accessible to the average Joe and Josephine. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 1

February 1, 2014

Yo-Yo Ma, on people (2007)

“I figured out that my passion is not really for music. My passion is actually for people. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 8

October 8, 2013

Aberjhani, on writing

“Words, like music, gave themselves to me as companions and have always endowed my existence with a strength and resilience that otherwise I would not have.”

Quote of the day, June 15

June 15, 2012

Victor Hugo, on music

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”