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Daemon
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
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I'd like to add: ♪♫ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫
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Music speaks the language of heart.
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No music; no life.
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He must be talking about the music of old times. If he could have hear today's garbage, he would have turn in his grave.
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It's a very good quote, indeed!
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Music is a vehicle of feelings.
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Well said, Victor.

I heard that some people aren't influenced that much compared to others, when they hear music. It was, I believe, in the context of playing music in supermarkets. Like: when they play exciting music, one will buy more and/ or quickier. Anyway, personally my life is all about music, I dare say. And in general, I find it annoying and disturbing when music is being played at just any place you can think of. Even when you go wash your hands Brick wall Speak to the hand Anxious Boo hoo!
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It depends on what kind of music.
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Lestibournes wrote:
It depends on what kind of music.


Right. Silence is music, too. Conferator being in nature. And bearing in mind that absolute silence is intolerable and deathly.
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Unlike animals and birds, we humans have the power of speech. Yet there are moments when we can be at a loss for words to convey something that is irrepressibly intense and bubbling inside us. Though words elude us, the fountain of the vibes within us could gush out in the form of some spontaneous crooning. Or it may spur us into snapping or tapping our fingers. And it creates a feeling of ecstasy or catharsis.

If this crooning repeats itself off and on and crystallises, it could, in a fine moment, take the shape of a lyric. Like how a writer converts a director-set tune into a lyric.

And there are many amongst us who are very fond of singing the lyrics vocally but without a suitable voice. Yet they have a way out: by humming them or playing them on a flute or some other instrument.

When the restlessness from the immediate inability to express something beautiful or irresistible is very strong, it urges the creative person to try to unravel the web of his ideas, feelings or emotions within, and when the process is through, the resultant expression would be sweet to the ears of the listeners and of his own heart. And that is music.
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The quote in context:

From "William Shakespeare" (Hugo essay) Part I, Book II, Chapter I - Men of Genius -

"Ce qu’on ne peut dire et ce qu’on ne peut taire, la musique l’exprime."
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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"......Perhaps the highest expression of Germany can only be given by music. Music, by its very want of precision, which in this special case is a quality, goes where the German soul proceeds.

If the German spirit has as much density as expansionl,-- that is to say, as much will as power,-- she could at a given moment, lift up and save the human race. Such as she is, she is subllime.

In poetry she has not said her last word. At this hour, the symptoms are excellent. Since the jubilee of the noble Schiller, particularly, there has been an awakening, and a generous awakening. The great definitive poet of Germany will be necessarily a poet of humanity, of enthusiasm, and of liberty. Perchance, and some signs give token of it, we may soon see him arise from the young group of contemporary German writers.

Music, we beg indulgence for this word, is the vapour of art. It is to poetry what revery is to thought, what the fluid is to the liquid, what the ocean of clouds is to the ocean of waves. If another description is required, it is the indefinite of this infinite. The same insufflation pushes it, carries it, raises it, upsets it, fills it with trouble and light and with an ineffable sound, saturates it with electricity and causes it to give suddenly discharges of thunder.

Music is the Verb of Germany. The German race, so much curbed as a people, so emancipated as thinkers, sing with a sombre love. To sing resembles a freeing from bondage. Music expresses that which cannot be said, and on which it is impossible to be silent. Therefore is Germany all music until she becomes all liberty. Luther's choral is somewhat a Marseillaise. Everywhere singing clubs and singing tables. In Swabia every year the fête of song, on the banks of the Neckar, in the plains of Enslingen. The Liedermusik, of which Schubert's "Le Roi des Aulnes" is the chef d'œuvre, is part of German life. Song is for Germany a breathing. It is by singing that she respires and conspires. The note being the syllable of a kind of undefined universal language, Germany's grand communication with the human race is made through harmony,--and admirable commencement to unity. It is by the clouds that the rains which fertilize the earth ascend from the sea; it is by music that the ideas which go deep into souls pass out of Germany.

Therefore we may say that Germany's greatest poets are her musicians, of which wonderful family Beethoven is the head.

http://gavroche.org/vhugo/shakespeare/shakespeare-1-2-4.shtml
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This is so very true.
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That's a beautiful quote.
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Daemon wrote:
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


I do not believe there is anything that cannot be said by Victor Hugo.
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Boo hoo!
Daemon yazdı:
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


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if you play an instrument, they it is an outlet for your feelingsBoo hoo!
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