By likemindblog


More quotations from famous personalities from their thoughts about music!  Enjoy!


Regarding Sound, Vibration, and Music as it relates to my Work!

26) “All sounds of the earth are like music.”   
Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)

27) “The octave formed a circle and gave our noble earth its form.”  Pythagoras (569-475 BC)

28) “All things are aggregations of atoms that dance & by their movement produce sound. When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes… Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound at every moment creates dense subtle forms.” 
Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969)

29) “There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
But in his motion like an angel sings.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

30) “Music is well said to be the voice of Angels.”
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

31) “The wonders of the music of the future will be of a higher & wider scale and will introduce many sounds that the human ear is now incapable of hearing. Among these new sounds will be the glorious music of angelic chorales. As men hear these they will cease to consider Angels as figments of their imagination.”
Mozart (1756-1791)

32) “By turns the nine delight to sing”
Homer’s Hymn to Apollo (8th Century BC)

33) “Sounds are the echo of the “Harmony of the Spheres” which man took into himself when he came down from the divine-spiritual world into the physical world.”
Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)

34) “The position of the planetary bodies at the moment of birth is a musical score done in planetary symbols of the heavenly harmonics and dissonances as these are played into the life of the incarnating ego.”
Corinne Heline (1882-1927)

35) “I tell you truly, when we are born, we enter the world with the sound of God in our ears, even the singing of the vast chorus of the sky, and the holy chant of the stars in their fixed rounds; it is the Holy Stream of Sound.”
Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (translation of the Essene Gospel of Peace) (1900-1979)

36) “In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams- they are the world in which he lives”
Bettina Skrzypczak (1962- )

37) “The pre-natal environment …an image of the womb as an auditory paradise, a condition of “super hearing” to which we aspire throughout our lives to return.”
Tim Wilson (contemporary)

38) “Ah, music, sacred tongue of God! I hear thee calling and I come.”
Confucius (551-479)

39) “Listen, my son, to the voice of your God and open wide the ears of your heart.”  
St. Benoit Founder of the Gregorian chant (9th Century)

40) “The ear collects the spiraling energy from the cosmos, this energy gives life to man and we see this vitality in the light which shines forth from our eyes.”
Anonymous Tibetan Medical Doctor

41) “A wise man seeks by music to strengthen his soul: the thoughtless one uses it to stifle his fears.”  
Confucius (551-479 BC)

42) “The highest mission of music is to serve as a link between God and Man.”    
Corinne Heline (1882-1927)

43) “…music is the living God in our bosoms.”
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

44) “The profound meaning of music’s essential aim… is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man with the Supreme Being”                                         
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

45) “All great musical composers have been connected, consciously or unconsciously, with this source of music-a fact that enabled them to become masters of their art. Their compositions contain specific messages brought through from high realms for the definite purpose of bettering world conditions and bestowing upon mankind greater illumination.”     
Corinne Heline (1882-1927)

46) “Some of the Fathers went so far as to esteem the love of music a sign of predestination, as a thing divine, and reserved for the felicities of heaven itself.”
Sir William Temple (1628-1699)

47) “Musicians must possess firm devotion to God and must be pure in mind and body, for unless they realize the spiritual power of music, they will be unable to gauge the science underlying their art.”
Ethel Rosenthal, “The History of Indian Music” 1931

48) “Ancient tradition always depicts a true Chinese musician as blind. Esoterically, this implies that his gift of the divine art is so completely guided by, and dedicated to, hosts of the celestial guardians that both his sight and consciousness are focused above and beyond the objective world”
Corinne Heline (1882-1975)

49) “To the Greeks, the supreme function of music was to “praise the gods and educate the youth”. In Egypt… Initiatory music was heard only in Temple rites because it carried the vibratory rhythms of other worlds and of a life beyond the mortal.”
Plutarch (46-120 AD)

50) “The Medicine Man occupied the honored role of priest and physician to his tribe. They understood that healing was done by the intercession of celestial spirits. Music was used as the bridge between these planes. Thus we see why music was religious in nature, and music was looked upon as a sacred art.”
Corinne Heline (1882-1975)

To be continued next week…

 Mail this post
Be Sociable, Share!
Filed in: Health • Friday, February 25th, 2011

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge


My name is Michele Andree. I am an artist, I paint musicians in action. I think I’m a musician at heart, my instrument being… a brush, so I play…brush and I paint… music.
I love jazz. I call it freedom music. It promotes special values. I love intelligent people and good conversations.

Some people ask me how music relates to art. Personally I find they go hand in hand. Music is what turns me on to painting. It makes me see colours