I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.
For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.
When I'm on tour, I'm in a new city every single night, and the energy and the crowds and the kids and the screaming and them knowing every single word of my music and being onstage is such an energetic feeling with a big payoff.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
If you cry "Forward" you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
When words leave off, music begins.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Speak what you think today in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradicts everything you said today.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.