Stefanie Acevedo


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Even though music is by far the best way a human can communicate emotion, language can inspire us. These are some of my favorite quotes that have not only inspired me, but make life a little more enjoyable.

"Nothing exists without music, for the universe itself is said to have been framed by a kind of harmony of sounds, and the heaven itself revolves under the tone of that harmony." Isidore of Seville

"To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them." Nadia Boulanger

"He who writes and composes without feeling spoils both his words and his music." Guillaume de Machaut

"Music must never offend the ear, but must please the listener, or, in other words, must never cease to be music." WA Mozart

"Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music." PI Tchaikovsky

"The pain that comes from doing the right job well done and the pain that tells us we're on the wrong track are different- and the soul knows the difference. When we're on the wrong track, the soul feels violated and abused and cries out for change. But when we suffer from doing the right job well, the soul still feels fufilled, because it knows how to take this kind of suffering and use it to make meaning and extend the heart's reach." (?)

"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't - you're right." Henry Ford