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Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes
and curl my back to loneliness.
-- Maya Angelou

Music can change the world because it can change people.
-- Bono

“Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.”
-- Christian Nevell Bovee

"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony."
-- Eva Burrows

* Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
~ Jimmy Carter

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
-- Pablo Casals

Music will save the world.
-- Pablo Casals

* "Music can speak louder than words, and I will use my music to speak out on behalf of children everywhere."
-- Judy Collins

Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it's music or feelings or love. They're things we can't really see or touch. They're not material, but they're vitally important to us.
-- Judy Collins

Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
-- Wayne Coyne

* Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.
-- Herbie Hancock

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
-- Herbie Hancock

If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
-- Jimi Hendrix

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley

*"I was very fortunate to have learned the transforming power of music early in life. As an adult I want to share that power by inspiring people to care about their neighbors near and far. Being a UNICEF Ambassador allows me this kind of opportunity." -- India.Arie

* "The songs that I've written about Africa, and AIDS and HIV and about the power of humanitarian love, those songs, I'm gonna sing them because I know that it's real."
-- India.Arie

If peace…only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars.
-- Sophie Kerr

"It is not enough to say 'We must not wage war.' It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it … We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody that is far superior to the discord of war."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
-- Lao Tzu

* Music has always been transnational;
-- Yo-Yo Ma

* “Emancipate yourselves
from mental slavery.
None but ourselves
can free our minds.
Won't you help to sing
The songs of freedom?”
-- Bob Marley

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

"The beautiful in life...
Some talk of it in poetry,
Some grow it from the soil,
Some build it in a steeple,
Some show it through their toil.
Some breathe it into music,
Some mold it into art,
Some shape it into bread loaves...
Some hold it in their hearts."
-- Bernard Meltzer

* "I've always felt that music finds its natural place within people and should not be restricted to a specific physical place. It is vital that today's musicians become proactive in advocating for music and the arts."
-- Midori

"I have been so lucky to receive so much love from those who enjoy my music, that I feel I have to give as much of it as I can back to children."
-- Nana Mouskouri

* “Kids don’t have a little brother working in the coal mine, they don’t have a little sister coughing her lungs out in the looms of the big mill towns of the Northeast. Why? Because we organized; we broke the back of the sweatshops in this country; we have child labor laws. Those were not benevolent gifts from enlightened management. They were fought for, they were bled for, they were died for by working people, by people like us. Kids ought to know that. That’s why I sing these songs. That’s why I tell these stories, dammit. No root, no fruit!”
-- Utah Phillips

If only we could have a wealth of literature and music and art that would inspire and encourage us and show us how wonderful peace on earth could be, perhaps we would be more excited about working together to create a better world. If you are a writer, artist, musician or filmmaker, and you dream of peace on earth, please use your creativity to help create a better world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein


"I have left almost to the last the magic of water, an element which owing to its changefulness of form and mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects is ever the principal source of landscape beauty, and has like music a mysterious influence over the mind."
-- Sir George Sitwell

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -- Henry David Thoreau

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." -- Henry David Thoreau

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. -- Henry David Thoreau

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
-- Leo Tolstoy

The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
-- Neil Young



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