We tremble less when singing songs of our heart, in the tempo of our soul. We love more when embracing sounds of resonance not graded by scales of balance. We speak truest when unedited by the fears of perception.
"Put out into deep water..." ~ Luke 5:4
"An artist should never be prisoner of himself, prisoner of a style, prisoner of success, etc. Did not the Goncourts write that the artists of the great age of Japanese art changed names many times during their careers? I like that; they wanted to safeguard their freedom." ~ Henri Matisse
"Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy." ~ Oscar Wilde
"There is no Best trophy awarded to Truth, because Truth has no winner, but should it find itself in competition with another, then favor goes to the ones that stay the course long after the racetrack has disappeared." ~ Laura Lynn Vala
"My advice to all who want to attend a lecture on music is "Don't; go to a concert instead." - Ralph Vaughan Williams
“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.” ― Jack Kerouac
... She could only maintain hope...
"Life is affirmation of affluence. Love is the only spending that increases our treasure." - LmL
“The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we'd done were less real and important than they had been hours before.” ― John Green
“One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.” ― Thomas Fuller
“My airplane is quiet, and for a moment still an alien, still a stranger to the ground, I am home.” ― Richard Bach
“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
“To hear never-heard sounds, To see never-seen colors and shapes, To try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances That are not of matter But of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; To be a lantern in the darkness Or an umbrella in a stormy day; To feel much more than know. To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain; To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon; To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves; To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching. To be a smile on the face of a woman And shine in her memory As a moment saved without planning.” ― Dejan Stojanovic
“We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.” – Orison Swett Marden