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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Conduct of Life, "Wealth," (1860).]
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William Shakespeare :
The general so likes your music, that he desires you for love's sake to make no more noise with it.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Clown, in Othello, act 3, sc. 1, l. 11-3.]
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Oscar Wilde :
The poet is the supreme artist, for he is the master of colour and of form, and the real musician besides, and is lord over all life and all arts.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "Mr. Whistler's Ten O'Clock," Pall Mall Gazette (London, February 21, 1885).]
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Henry David Thoreau :
There was never yet such a storm but it was ├ćolian music to a healthy and innocent ear.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 145, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Underneath the inharmonious and trivial particulars, is a musical perfection, the Ideal journeying always with us, the heaven without rent or seam.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).]
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Henry David Thoreau :
Soon after John's death I listened to a music-box, and if, at any time, that event had seemed inconsistent with the beauty and harmony of the universe, it was then gently constrained into the placid course of nature by those steady notes, in mild and unoffended tone echoing far and wide under the heavens. But I find these things more strange than sad to me. What right have I to grieve, who have not ceased to wonder? We feel at first as if some opportunities of kindness and sympathy were lost, but learn afterward that any pure grief is ample recompense for all. That is, if we are faithful; for a great grief is but sympathy with the soul that disposes events, and is as natural as the resin on Arabian trees. Only Nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful if he is not.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 2, 1842, to Lucy Brown, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 41, Houghton Mifflin (1906). Thoreau refers here to the death of his brother, John.]
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Siegfried Sassoon :
And there'd be no more jokes in Music-halls To mock the riddled corpses round Bapaume.
[Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), British poet. Blighters (l. 7-8). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.]
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Ben Jonson :
'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
[Ben Jonson (c. 1572-1637), British dramatist, poet. repr. In The Complete Plays, vol. 2, ed. G.A. Wilkes (1981). Julia, in The Poetaster, act 2, sc. 2, l. 179-80 (performed 1601, published 1616).]
James Weldon Johnson :
It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive character.
[James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), U.S. author, poet. Black Manhattan, ch. 11 (1930).]
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Gertrude Stein :
What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1916). "Let Us Be Easily Careful," Painted Lace, Yale University Press (1955).]
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