World Music Day: 18 quotes that connect music to the soul

| Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 17:38
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18 quotes that connect music to the soul

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”, Ludwig van Beethoven aptly described harmony in one line.

There is an internal relationship between music and soul. When language aims to be inspiring, the soul tends to break away of the gravitational pull of the earth and change into song.

An influential form of art, Music comprises of everything you may think of… expression, mood, language, emotion, and rhythm and what not. It does everything to connect you with your soul. 

As described by a famous English writer, Arnold Bennett, Music is “a language which the soul alone understands but which the soul can never translate.”

We often switch to melody when we intend to express a feeling. We sing when we pray, we chant when we recite sacred text and it defines how we are so truly connected to music in everything we do, even when connecting with God.

It is no wrong to say that it is one of the best healing therapies and music lovers with definitely vouch on the fact that music has an extra ordinary power to control your mood and the way you think. 

On World Music Day, celebrated on June 21, let’s take a look on 17 quotes that simply explain how music is directly connected to our soul. Read on…

“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” 
-Tom Waits

“Music is the strongest form of magic.” 
-Marilyn Manson

“Music is an outburst of the soul.” 
-Frederick Delius

Rock music in its lyrics often talks ahead of the time about what's going on in the country. 
-Edmund G. Brown

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” 

He who sings scares away his woes.

A painter paints pictures on the canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. 
-Leopold Stokowski

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” 
-Bob Marley

Music is a world within itself, With a language we all understand
-Stevie Wonder

Music is the medicine of the breaking heart. 
-Leigh Hunt

When you are happy, you enjoy music, when you are sad, you understand lyrics
-Frank Ocean

Without music life would be a mistake
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. 
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Music is the cup which holds the wine of silence. 
-Robert Fripp

Music's the medicine of the mind. 
-John A. Logan

"There is no feeling, 
except the extremes of fear and grief, 
that does not find relief in music." 

-George Eliot

"Music gives a soul to the universe, 
wings to the mind, 
flight to the imagination, 
and life to everything." 


The truest expression of a people 
is in its dance and music.

-Agnes de Mile

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