The concept that music is a cure and a balm for the soul is nothing new. More than 400 years ago, William Shakespeare said that "music can clear up brain problems." To date, people in the modern digital society are turning to music as a way to deal with stress.
In this article we have gathered 30+ wise thoughts about the meaning of music, said by the greatest composers and performers in the world.
- "It inspires me to understand that more and more people are open to self-knowledge and music that requires much more from them than just listening." - Alanis Morissette
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"Pop music always says it's okay, while rock music shows you it's wrong, but you can change it." - Bono, U2
"I would rather write 10,000 notes than one letter of the alphabet." - Beethoven
"I'm just a musical prostitute, darling." - Freddie Mercury
“I get the inspiration to write new songs from everywhere. I just feel like there's so much inside of me. ” - Avril Lavigne
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"Artists, musicians, scientists - if you have a visionary ability, it is often something you have no choice. You have to use it! ” - Patty Smith
“Music itself is a separate world, with a language we all understand. So that everyone can sing, dance and clap their hands… ” - Stevie Wonder
"I will never stop music - it is like air to me." - Dr. Dre
"I have a message for young musicians around the world: Be true to your heart, believe in yourself and work hard." - Joe Cocker
"I think music itself is healing. This is an explosive expression of humanity. This is something that touches each of us. No matter what culture we belong to, everyone loves music. " Billy Joel."
10 Wise Thoughts on Mozart 's Music 11. “Regardless of the passions, whether it is violence or not, they should never be so expressed as to reach the point of disgust. And music, even if it expresses the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear, but it should flatter and enchant. That's how music always stays… "
- “Forgive me, Your Majesty! I'm a vulgar person, but I assure you that my music is not like that!
“A person with ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not. But a man of extraordinary talent will be destroyed if he always stands in the same place.
"When I'm well and have a sense of humor, when I ride or walk after eating good food, or at night when I can't sleep, thoughts build up in my mind."
"You have to show the whole world that you are not afraid. Shut up if you choose. But when necessary, speak and speak in such a way that people will remember you.
"Melody is the essence of music!"
"Speaking well and eloquently is a great art, but what is just as great is knowing when to stop."
"I don't pay any attention when I'm praised or accused. I just follow my feelings.
"Music is not in the notes - the music is in the silence between them."
“No sublime level of intelligence, no imagination, no two together are enough to create genius. Love, love, love - this is the soul of a genius!
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono, U2
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"I've always been more outspoken in my songs than in communication." - George Michael
"Someone asked me -" Are not you too old to sing rock and roll? "I answer -" Better ask Mick Jagger. " - Cher
"I see the songs not as a commodity used when the album came out on the charts, as is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a whole work. There must be life in them. ” - Sting
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“Musicians do not retire; they stop when there is no more music in them. ” - Weis Armstrong
“If you do something, you must keep doing it because you love it, and you must follow your heart and do it as your heart desires. But it's a difficult and harsh world, especially for musicians. " - Jim James
“Good songs have no age. They live forever! ” - Alla Pugachova
"I don't have to compete for the top places in the rankings. I can just be myself as a musician, a composer, and partner with the musicians I really love. ” - Elton John
"I believe that musicians have the duty, the responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with the rest of the world" - James Tyler
"One good thing about music is that when it hits you, you don't feel pain." - Bob Marley
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" Great musicians are those who can reach more people. Which can make people feel something. ” - Sam Rivers
Which of these wise thoughts about music touched you the most?