„Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.“

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American romance writer 1950

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„Love… I guess It is some kind of magic, It has a power to make us better… But magic can sometimes be an illusion.“

—  Rati Tsiteladze Georgian Filmmaker 1987

As quoted in Rati's personal diaries http://www.ratitsiteladze.com

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„A few can touch the magic string,
And noisy Fame is proud to win them;
Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

The Voiceless; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„To understand what music has to be, you have to live for music. Who's ready to do that?“

—  Morton Feldman American avant-garde composer 1926 - 1987

Quoted in a 1976 interview, published in Desert Plants by Walter Zimmermann.

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Citát „Music is the strongest form of magic.“
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„Music is the strongest form of magic.“

—  Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969

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„I admire anyone who can come up with something original. But not originality alone, because there can be originality in stupidity, with no musical description of any emotion or any beauty the man has seen, or any kind of life he has lived.“

—  Charles Mingus American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader 1922 - 1979

What Is A Jazz Composer? (1971)
Context: Now, whether there is feeling or not depends upon what your environment or your association is or whatever you may have in common with the player. If you feel empathy for his personal outlook, you naturally feel him musically more than some other environmental and musical opposite who is, in a way. beyond you.
I, myself, came to enjoy the players who didn't only just swing but who invented new rhythmic patterns, along with new melodic concepts. And those people are: Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Parker, who is the greatest genius of all to me because he changed the whole era around. But there is no need to compare composers. If you like Beethoven, Bach or Brahms, that's okay. They were all pencil composers. I always wanted to be a spontaneous composer. I thought I was, although no one's mentioned that. I mean critics or musicians. Now, what I'm getting at is that I know I'm a composer. I marvel at composition, at people who are able to take diatonic scales, chromatics, 12-tone scales, or even quarter-tone scales. I admire anyone who can come up with something original. But not originality alone, because there can be originality in stupidity, with no musical description of any emotion or any beauty the man has seen, or any kind of life he has lived.

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„When an old person dies who has been a part of your life, it is part of your youth that dies.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

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