Sunday, March 11, 2007

From Storr, "Music and the Mind"

"People usually complain that music is so ambiguous that it leaves them in such doubt as to what they are supposed to think, whereas words can be understood by everyone. But to me it seems exactly the opposite." -- Felix Mendelssohn

"Poetry proper is never merely a higher mode (melos) of everyday language. It is rather the reverse: everyday language is a forgotten and therefore used-up poem, from which there hardly resounds a call any longer." -- Heidegger

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