Selected Music Quotations


In addition to our other features, each month a group member identifies a selected quotation for consideration of the group.  This quotation can address a variety of music-related topics.  This feature began in 2017, and a complete record of selected quotations can be viewed below.


TRACK ONE MISSION QUOTE: “Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Anderson, author of The Little Mermaid and The Snow Queen



“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” — Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame



“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” — Confucius, ancient Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher



“Music is an outburst of the soul.” - Frederick Delius, composer of Sea Drift and Eventyr (Once Upon a Time)



“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” — Friedrich Nietzsche, author of Human, All Too Human and Twilight of the Idols



“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.” — Shinichi Suzuki, renowned violinist and pioneer of music education



“Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” — Robert Browning, poet and author of The Ring and Dramatis Personae



“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” — Aaron Copland, composer of the ballets Billy the Kid and Rodeo



“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” — Martin Luther, German professor of theology, composer and priest



“Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory. Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can.” — Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist, naturalist and historian of science



“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” — Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter



“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” — George Eliot, author of Silas Marner