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The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.

The body says what words cannot.

The echo of a platitude.

The object of art is to give life a shape.

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making his life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - it is, rather, a light by which we may see - and what we see is life.

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.

There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief that does not find relief in music.

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.

We are full of rhythms . . . our pulse, our gestures, our digestive tracts, the lunar and seasonal cycles.

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.

When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.

When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence.

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.

When words leave off, music begins.

When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little.


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