"Music is well said to be the speech of angels;
in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed
to man is felt to be so divine.
It brings us near to the infinite."
~ Thomas Carlyle ~
"Music, the greatest good that mortals know,
And all of heaven we have below."
~ Joseph Addison ~
"Music is the prophecy of what life is to be;
the rainbow of promise
translated out of seeing into hearing."
~ Lydia M. Child ~
"Music is enough for a lifetime -
but a lifetime is not enough for music."
~ Sergei Rachmaninoff ~
"Music is a moral law.
It gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind, flight to the imagination,
a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything.
It is the essence of order,
and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful,
of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless
dazzling, passionate, and eternal form."
~ Plato ~
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
~ Henry Wadsworth
"Music is the arithmetic of sounds
as optics is the geometry of light."
~ Claude Debussy ~
"Music is a universal language.
Where speech fails, then music begins.
It is the natural medium for
the expression of our emotions -
the art that expresses in tones our feelings
which are too strong and deep
to be expressed in words."
~ Charles W. Landon ~
"Music is love in search of a word."
~ Sidney Lanier ~