Thursday, December 25, 2008

Some quotes

So, I was trying to find some good quotes on music, and some of the ones that are out there are just plain stupid. But there were some that I have always liked, and ones that make me laugh. I decided to share some of them...

"Where words fail, music speaks."

"Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music."

"Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling."

"Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever. "

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

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

" Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."

"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings."

This last one is just so funny. There are quite a few funny opera quotes out there, so apparently opera isn't that well loved, wonder why...hmm... ;-)

Anyway, know this isn't the most exciting post...but I love quotes.


Anonymous said...

I saw this quote today "Play the music not the instrument." Author unknown.
Mrs. Skinner

Anonymous said...

I like opera! :D Well, most of it anyway ... some of the plots can be rather silly though.
I thought I'd share this quote. I love it!
"God's glory is not dependant upon how many people are listening.
It is not dependant on others attitudes.
It is not dependant on how well I sing or play.
Rather, it is my heart attitude.
If I praise Him, then He is glorified.
I sing for an audience of One."
In Christ,
~ Psalms 50:23

Sam said...

Some music quotes I love are:
"Music is what feelings sound like."

The pause is as important as the note. ~Truman Fisher

That one ^^ is one that my teacher likes to tell me when I'm not getting the rests in. Haha. :D

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. ~Jean Paul Richter

Sarah said...

Hey, Beth! Thanks for your comment. =) Photography is such a blessing to me. Every time I shoot I sense what an incredible privilege from God it is to own and use a camera. I've done photography full-time since September, but I've been shooting for more than 2 years now. So, so much fun. I use a Canon EOS 30D (praying for an upgrade!), and I have 3 lenses (but only one that I really use often). My favorite one is the Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L. It's a very sweet piece of glass.=)

Some quotes on music from my quote book:

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. If heed is not paid to this, it is not true music but a diabolical bawling and twanging." -J.S. Bach

"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of women." -Beethoven

"Our singing should be such that God hears it with pleasure- singing in which there is not so much art as heart, and not so much musical sound as of spiritual emotion." - C.H. Spurgeon

"A friend once asked the great composer Hayden why his church music was always so full of gladness. He answered: 'I cannot make it otherwise. I write according to the thoughts I feel. When I think upon my God, my heart is so full of joy that the notes dance and leap from my pen; and since God has given me a cheerful heart, it will be pardoned me that I serve Him with a cheerful spirit.' " -Van Dyke

Hannah said...

I love your quotes, Beth Nell! Where did you find them?
Love you!

Stacey said...

Hey, Beth Nell! I love your site, and I love those quotes! Haha, yeah, the opera quote is hilarious! :-D I hope you're doing well!