When Words Fail
When words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen
Music is the universal language of mankind.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music is the language of the spirit.
It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities ,
and in time of care and sorrow,
will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.
Music . . . can name the unnameable and
communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein
I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.
I see my life in terms of music.
- Albert Einstein
Musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- Leopold Stokowski
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
- Robert Fripp
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
- Aaron Copland
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