Thursday, June 01, 2017

The song that you sing, and other music quotes

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"The song that you sing does you the most good." -- Frank Stamps

"Where words leave off, music begins." -- Heinrich Heine

"It is not sufficient to offer the empty vessel of our joy unto God, or our singing voice in musical tune only; but also it is required that we fill our joyful voice with holy matter and good purpose, whereby God only may be reasonably praised." -- David Dickson

"Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies." -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." -- Leopold Stokowski

"There is a sound that comes from gospel music that doesn't come from anything else. It is a sound of peace. It is a sound of, 'I'm going to make it through all of this." -- Yolanda Adams

"I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music." -- Johann Sebastian Bach

"Without music, life would be a blank to me." -- Jane Austen

"If music be the food of love, play on." -- William Shakespeare

"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." -- Martin Luther

"Music is the shorthand of emotion." -- Leo Tolstoy

"The music of the Gospel leads us home." -- Frederick W. Faber

"If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing." -- From Peter Pan

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