Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia.
The room where I am lodging is stupendous. Thank God I am as fit as a fiddle.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
I write music with an exclamation point!
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
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.
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it.
Within the sacred precints the profane is transcended. On the most archaic levels of culture this posibility of transcendence is expressed by various "images of an opening"; here, in the sacred enclosure, communication with gods is made possible; hence there must be a door to the world above, by which the gods cand descend to earth and man can symbolically ascend to heaven.
Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
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.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.