“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. While this quote is not specifically about music, I found it appropriate for two reasons: 1) Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and 2) every musician who has ever truly been successful has done exactly what […]
“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” – Leo Tolstoy Short and sweet, but oh so true! If I had to put emotion into shorthand, it would come out in the form of music. Renowned Russian writer Leo Tolstoy nails it right on the head! Have a wonderful week filled with life, love and music!
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Lucky #7 comes from the renowned German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. I don’t really think I need to say much more about this one! For those of you who love music as much as I do, I think you’ll agree that life without it would be […]
“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare Oh, how I love combining art forms! In this case, theatre and music join forces for this incredible quote. For many of us who are true music fans, there is no more powerful force in the world than love; love for each other, […]
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo This week’s quote is beautifully put by French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, and human rights campaigner, Victor Hugo. I particularly love the nod to “…that which cannot remain silent.” Music represents a mechanism for us to […]
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach Some people in this world are fortunate enough to be able to turn their passions into careers, but let’s be honest, this group represents a very small fraction of the workforce. The vast majority of us go to work, make our money […]
“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen I have found that this quote in particular has transcended generation. As technology has increased, we have taken this concept to new heights. Be honest… how many mixtapes did you make in high school to show a girl how you truly felt about her? How many […]
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato There is absolutely no better quote to start this weekly segment with than this one. It truly encompasses all of the various effects that music […]