„The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, könyv Quo vadis

Letter of Petronius to Nero, Ch. 73
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontextus: Rome stuffs its ears when it hears thee; the world reviles thee. I can blush for thee no longer, and I have no wish to do so. The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.

Utolsó frissítés 2020. május 22.. Történelem
Henryk Sienkiewicz fénykép
Henryk Sienkiewicz1
lengyel regényíró 1846 - 1916

Hasonló idézetek

Адам Гонтьер fénykép

„Liszt has never needed revival; his music has always been an important part of the concert repertoire. Nevertheless, he has appeared to need rehabilitation.“

—  Charles Rosen American pianist and writer on music 1927 - 2012

Forrás: The Romantic Generation (1995), Ch. 8 : Liszt: On Creation as Performance

Van Morrison fénykép
Leopold Stokowski fénykép
Haruki Murakami fénykép
Jean Cocteau fénykép

„All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

Le Coq et l’Arlequin (1918)

Vincent Van Gogh fénykép

„Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

In his letter to Theo, from The Hague, 21 July 1882, http://www.vggallery.com/letters/245_V-T_218.pdf
1880s, 1882
Kontextus: What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.
That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion.
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

Hoyt Axton fénykép

„Well, I never been to Spain
But I kinda like the music
Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to use it“

—  Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999

Never Been to Spain · Three Dog Night performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKSrHMqQTEI · Elvis Presley performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62s5QIB3WXE
Joy To The World (1971)
Kontextus: Well, I never been to Spain
But I kinda like the music
Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to use it
They don't abuse it, never gonna lose it
I can't refuse it.

Frank Klepacki fénykép
Claude Debussy fénykép

„I confess that I am no longer thinking in musical terms, or at least not much, even though I believe with all my heart that Music remains for all time the finest means of expression we have.“

—  Claude Debussy French composer 1862 - 1918

Letter to Paul Dukas (1901)
Kontextus: I confess that I am no longer thinking in musical terms, or at least not much, even though I believe with all my heart that Music remains for all time the finest means of expression we have. It’s just that I find the actual pieces — whether they’re old or modern, which is in any case merely a matter of dates — so totally poverty-stricken, manifesting an inability to see beyond the work-table. They smell of the lamp, not of the sun. And then, overshadowing everything, there’s the desire to amaze one’s colleagues with arresting harmonies, quite unnecessary for the most part. In short, these days especially, music is devoid of emotional impact. I feel that, without descending to the level of the gossip column or the novel, it should be possible to solve the problem somehow. There’s no need either for music to make people think! … It would be enough if music could make people listen, despite themselves and despite their petty mundane troubles, and never mind if they’re incapable of expressing anything resembling an opinion. It would be enough if they could no longer recognize their own grey, dull faces, if they felt that for a moment they had been dreaming of an imaginary country, that’s to say, one that can’t be found on the map.

Amos (prophet) fénykép
Vangelis fénykép

„For every album I’ve ever made, I’ve written many times more music than has actually been released, and the way I choose which music appears is almost totally random, but one thing I have never done is to make music for the sake of commercialism“

—  Vangelis Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music 1943

1984
Kontextus: On albums and commercialism: "For every album I’ve ever made, I’ve written many times more music than has actually been released, and the way I choose which music appears is almost totally random, but one thing I have never done is to make music for the sake of commercialism... I don’t think it’s possible to guarantee commercial success for an album anyway, because nobody really knows what is commercial and what isn’t. Even if I went out of my way to make an album that was more accessible to the public, that would not guarantee its commercial success".

Jaani Peuhu fénykép
Канье Уэст fénykép

„Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
I guess every superhero need his theme music.“

—  Канье Уэст American rapper, singer and songwriter 1977

Power
Lyrics, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

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