Without love,

life is a journey through a desert. John Miller

Quotes of the Day.

Posted by thesinger on May 2, 2007

I received these quotes from Quotes of the Day in email form. I encourage anybody to sign up at http://www.qotd.org/subscribe.html. Anyway, the reason I am posting them today is because they are on a favorite subject of mine, Music. (Surprise!!) Anyway, here they are. Enjoy!!

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
– Aldous Leonard Huxley, 1894 – 1963

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.
– Billy Joel

Since music is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being at once intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man.
– Claude Levi Strauss

Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
– Dr Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.
– Victor Hugo, 1802 – 1885

A lot of music today is so serious. Lighten up! As entertainers, we’re not descendants of theologians. We’re descendants of court jesters.
– Jimmy Buffett



2 Responses to “Quotes of the Day.”

  1. Eldub said

    a question: do you know who Huxley is?

  2. thesinger said

    Yes, I have read one of his books, “Brave New World.” I do not agree with many of his basic life principles. You may ask the question, “Why then should you agree with his views on music?”

    It’s a valid question. I feel that we have something to learn from almost every person. Depending on the person, it will be something to emulate and the opposite can also be the case. In the case of Huxley, I feel that his ideas on life are warped. At the same time, we should be careful to not disregard any random truth that he might have expressed in the form of a quote.

    I hope this answers the written question and also the underlying question.


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