Day 88 – Painting on Silence

How excited am I to get my guitar back? VERY!!

Some musical thoughts:

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done

“Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues.  The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg:  I have it in my pocket” Henri Rabaud

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought” – E. Y. Harburg

“I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours.  But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places.  Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.” – H.A. Overstreet

Music, when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory

~Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings”  – Robert Benchley

“I’ve never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down” – Virgil Thompson

“In order to win you must be prepared to lose something. And leave one or two cards showing.” – Van Morrison

“People compose for many reasons: to become immortal; because the pianoforte happens to be open; because they want to become a millionaire; because of the praise of friends; because they have looked into a pair of beautiful eyes; for no reason whatsoever.” – Robert A. Schumann


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