Famous and Infamous Confessions
Today, you’ll hear from Red Auerbach, Mariah Carey, Einstein and many more tell about the mysterious effects of music on their lives. Enjoy.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
-- Albert Einstein
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
-- Red Auerbach
There's music in the sighing of a reed;
There's music in the gushing of a rill;
There's music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
-- Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
-- Aldous Huxley
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
-- Kahlil Gibran
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
-- Henry David Thoreau
All the sounds of the earth are like music.
-- Oscar Hammerstein II
Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
-- Sir Thomas Beecham
When words leave off, music begins.
-- Heinrich Heine
Music is the universal language of mankind.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time.
-- Mariah Carey
The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication.
-- Oliver Sacks "Awakenings"
A profound nonchemical medication is something we all could use.
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