„They do not speak of boundless skies,
of passing loves like silver clouds.
They speak of cheerless towns, unwound:
on hazy moors of muffled music.“

Adagio (2004)
Examples of self-translation (c. 2004)

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George Santayana photo
Eduard Hanslick photo

„Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.“

—  Eduard Hanslick austrian musician and musicologist 1825 - 1904

Eduard Hanslick, quoted by Wolfgang Sandberger (1996) in the liner notes to the Juilliard String Quartet's Intimate Letters. Sony Classical SK 66840.

Keith Richards photo
Hans Christian Andersen photo

„Where words fail, music speaks.“

—  Hans Christian Andersen Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet 1805 - 1875

Franz Liszt photo
Wilkie Collins photo

„Dont speak of tomorrow. Let the music speak to us tonight, in a happier language than ours.“

—  Wilkie Collins, livre The Woman in White

Variante: Let the music speak to us of tonight, in a happier language than our own.
Source: The Woman in White

Matka Tereza photo

„I speak of love for souls, of tender love for God, words pass through my words sic, lips], and I long with a deep longing to believe in them!“

—  Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997

On her dark night of spiritual desolation amidst devotion, in a letter addressed to Jesus, as quoted in Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (2007) edited by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, p. 192; regarding this quote, Fr. Kolodiejchuk writes: "...when addressing Jesus — that is, in prayer — she could express herself with ease. Fufilling her confessor's request, she sent to him a letter addressed to Jesus, enclosing it with her letter dated September 3, 1959." https://books.google.com/books?id=P4cqT0nK_joC&pg=PA192&dq=%22when+addressing+Jesus+-+that+is,+in+prayer+-+she+could+express+herself+%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk0IOm5vTOAhVF1x4KHYdRDE4Q6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22when%20addressing%20Jesus%20-%20that%20is%2C%20in%20prayer%20-%20she%20could%20express%20herself%20%22&f=false
1950s
Contexte: My own Jesus,
They say people in hell suffer eternal pain because of the loss of God – they would go through all that suffering if they had just a little hope of possessing God. In my soul I feel just that terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing (Jesus, please forgive my blasphemies, I have been told to write everything). That darkness that surrounds me on all sides. I can’t lift my soul to God – no light or inspiration enters my soul. I speak of love for souls, of tender love for God, words pass through my words sic, lips], and I long with a deep longing to believe in them! What do I labour for? If there be no God—there can be no soul.—If there is no soul then Jesus—You also are not true... Jesus don't let my soul be deceived—nor let me deceive anyone. In the call You said that I would have to suffer much.—Ten years—my Jesus, You have done to me according to Your will—and Jesus hear my prayer—if this pleases You—if my pain and suffering—my darkness and separation gives You a drop of consolation—my own Jesus, do with me as You wish—as long as You wish, without a single glance at my feelings and pain... I beg of You only one thing—please do not take the trouble to return soon.—I am ready to wait for You for all eternity.

Maynard James Keenan photo

„For the music, it’s not about the individual — so the more you let the music speak for yourself, the more powerful the music will be.“

—  Maynard James Keenan musician 1964

Carl Kozlowski (September 11, 2008) "Taste in the making: Tool’s Maynard James Keenan shifts his focus from writing dark lyrics to creating zesty wines" http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/taste_in_the_making/6378/, Pasadena Weekly. Southland Publishing.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox photo

„There is no language that love does not speak“

—  Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919

"Love's Language", Poems of Progress 1913 edition

Hunter S. Thompson photo

„Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

A note to his grandson, Will (2005) http://books.google.com/books?id=9Zy4GJrn--UC&pg=PA350&dq=%22truth+seekers,+lovers+and+warriors%22&hl=en&ei=AyvoTYrBIIq8sQOBg7XtDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22truth%20seekers%2C%20lovers%20and%20warriors%22&f=false, reprinted in "Outlaw Journalist : The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson" (2008), by William McKeen
2000s

Huston Smith photo

„Ontogenetically speaking, love is an answering phenomenon.“

—  Huston Smith, livre The World's Religions

The World's Religions (1991)
Contexte: A loving human being is not produced by exhortations, rules, and threats. Love only takes root in children when it comes to them--initially and most importantly from nurturing parents. Ontogenetically speaking, love is an answering phenomenon. It is literally a response.

Diana Gabaldon photo

„For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary“

—  Diana Gabaldon, livre Le Chardon et le Tartan

Variante: For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary. It is all. It is undying. And it is enough.
Source: Outlander

Anatole France photo

„You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924

Je ne sais point de plus grande finesse pour parvenir à aimer que d'aimer, comme on apprend à étudier en étudiant, à parler en parlant, à travailler en travaillant.
Francis de Sales, quoted in Vie de saint François de Sales, évèque et prince de Genève by André Jean Marie Hamon (Librairie Victor Lecoffre, Paris, 1896), Vol. II, Book VII, Ch. V: Son amour pour Dieu
Variant of sourced quotation: Comme on apprend à étudier en étudiant, à jouer du luth en jouant, à nager en nageant; aussi apprend-on à aimer Dieu et le prochain en l'aimant. — Francis de Sales, quoted in Jean-Pierre Camus, "L'esprit du bienheureux saint François de Sales" (1641), Part I, Section 31; published in Oeuvres complètes de saint François de Sales, ed. Jean-Irénée Depéry (Berche et Tralin, Paris, 1875), Vol. I
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Johnny Cash photo
Jack London photo

„I love the flesh. I'm a pagan. “Who are they who speak evil of the clay? The very stars are made of clay like mine!”“

—  Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916

Letter to Charles Warren Stoddard (11 August 1905)

John Prine photo

„Surround me with your boundless love
Confound me with your boundless love
I was drowning in the sea,
Lost as I could be
When you found me
With your boundless love“

—  John Prine American country singer/songwriter 1946 - 2020

Boundless Love (co-written with Dan Auerbach and Pat McLaughlin)
Song lyrics, The Tree of Forgiveness (2018)

Gerrard Winstanley photo

„You speak and preach of the life of love. But you have not.“

—  Gerrard Winstanley English Protestant religious reformer, political philosopher, and activist 1609 - 1676

Clive Barker photo

„Wherever I go, I will speak of you with love.“

—  Clive Barker, livre The Thief of Always

Source: The Thief of Always

George Raymond Richard Martin photo

„It is the people who speak to me, the men and women who once lived and loved and dreamed and grieved, just as we do.“

—  George Raymond Richard Martin American writer, screenwriter and television producer 1948

infinity plus interview (2001)
Contexte: Historical processes have never much interested me, but history is full of stories, full of triumph and tragedy and battles won and lost. It is the people who speak to me, the men and women who once lived and loved and dreamed and grieved, just as we do. Though some may have had crowns on their heads or blood on their hands, in the end they were not so different from you and me, and therein lies their fascination. I suppose I am still a believer in the now unfashionable "heroic" school, which says that history is shaped by individual men and women and the choices that they make, by deeds glorious and terrible.

François de La Rochefoucauld photo

„There are people who would never be in love had they not heard [others] speak of love“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, livre Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

Il y a des gens qui n'auraient jamais été amoureux s'ils n'avaint jamais entendu parler de l'amour.
Maxim 136. Variant translations:
People would never fall in love if they hadn’t heard love talked about.
There are some people who would never have fallen in love if they had not heard there was such a thing.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

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