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

I can't stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain't music, it's close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Make sure you want it enough.
I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.
One who has lost confidence can lose nothing more.
Self-confidence is the result of a successfully survived risk.
A timid question will always receive a confident answer.
Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
I am optimistic and confident in all that I do. I affirm only the best for myself and others. I am the creator of my life and my world. I meet daily challenges gracefully and with complete confidence. I fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts.
Never put much confidence in such, as put no confidence in others. A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself. As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the impure all things are impure.
I build confidence when I practice a variety of shots - hitting it high or low, working the ball. A lot of golfers go to the range and just hit full shots. That doesn't build on-course confidence, because you won't always hit full shots out there. My confidence is built on knowing I can effectively work the ball in any circumstance.
I cannot give them my confidence; pardon me, gentlemen, confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.
There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Confidence is courage at ease.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
Confidence is a very fragile thing.
The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it.
One definition of man is an intelligence served by organs.
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.
There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good.
Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life.
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.
There are four types of men in this world: 1. The man who knows, and knows that he knows; he is wise, so consult him. 2. The man who knows, but doesn't know that he knows; help him not forget what he knows. 3. The man who knows not, and knows that he knows not; teach him. 4. Finally, there is the man who knows not but pretends that he knows; he is a fool, so avoid him.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does.
The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
Why fools are endowed by nature with voices so much louder than sensible people possess is a mystery. It is a fact emphasized throughout history.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better -- the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.
Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Every fool finds a greater one to admire them.
When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it.
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?
If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.
Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.
We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love.
I have made mistakes, but I never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.
The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird.
What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning.
Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
What men usually ask for when they pray to God is, that two and two may not make four.
When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart.
With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.
Pray to God but continue to row to the shore.
The intellect is weak; it has no power except over what is as weak as itself.
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.

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