Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
This deep feeling for the soul of common people; their life became the main impulse for musical improvisation before I learned the basics in piano.
One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end.
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
I'm just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic - just loads of different stuff on it. That's what I am hoping.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
Soul music is timeless.
God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
But it wasn't just a technical approach towards the piano, studying the music for this film was also a way of approaching the soul of the film, because the film is really about the soul of Schubert and the soul of Bach.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.
God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.