Sunday, April 12, 2009

Two Quotes

In this post by Pliable, in which he's really outdone himself, there are two great quotes on what music can do:

The purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind, thus making it susceptible to divine influences. - Gita Sarabhai

The power of music ... is one of the greatest practical and theoretical importance ... What we see, fundamentally, is the power of music to organise - and to do this efficaceously (as well as joyfully!), when abstract or scematic forms of organisations fail. - Oliver Sachs


  1. Hi Mr Lyle, given you interest in Mr sacks (you should read his book I hear a voice, about deaf communities, their language and their mind structure)
    I thought you might like the following:
    The instinct of art:

    Music and Language: (you might have read this)

    Take care

  2. Mariana - Thanks so much for the comment and the link. And also, just for writing in, because I'd seen where someone in Argentina had been looking at the blog and now I know who it is.

    All the best,