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songs Quotes

28 of the best book quotes about songs
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“Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”
Nicholas Sparks
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The Last Song
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Steve Miller
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life
emotions
mystery
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“’My friend,’ said he, ‘we are all priests. The King and all the heads of families sing solemn canticles of thanksgiving every morning, accompanied by five or six thousand musicians.’ ‘What! have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion?’ ‘We must be mad, indeed, if that were the case,’ said the old man.”
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“Your music was beautiful, man, the most beautiful I have ever heard, and such singing we will never hear again.”
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“They offer themselves so sweetly and confidently and willingly, even if it seems that there is no one to appreciate them. Just as though they sang a joyous little song to themselves, that it is so happy to love, even though one is not loved in return.”
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“I am the rest between two notes which, struck together, sound discordantly, because death’s note would claim a higher key. But in the dark pause, trembling, the notes meet, harmonious. And the song continues sweet.”
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“I thought that Elves were all for moon and stars: but this is more elvish than anything I ever heard tell of. I feel as if I was inside a song, if you take my meaning.”
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″‘One, two, Hit and hew! Three, four, Blast and bore!‘”
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“There came a time near dawn on the eve of spring, and Luthien danced upon a green hill; and suddenly she began to sing. Keen, heart-piercing was her song as the song of the lark that rises from the gates of night and pours its voice among the dying stars, seeing the sun behind the walls of the world;”
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“and the song of Luthien released the bonds of winter, and the frozen waters spoke, and flowers sprang from the cold earth where he feet had passed. Then the spell of silence fell from Beren, and he called to her, crying Tinuviel; and the woods echoed the name.”
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“Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?”
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“When they say the heart wants what it wants, they’re talking about the poetic heart—the heart of love songs and soliloquies, the one that can break as if it were just-formed glass. They’re not talking about the real heart, the one that only needs healthy foods and aerobic exercise.”
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“No care and no sorrow, A fig for the morrow! We’ll laugh and be merry, Sing neigh down derry!”
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“You are the best parts of all the songs I love.”
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“There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them.”
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“Winter will never come for the likes of us. Should we die in battle, they will surely sing of us, and it’s always summer in the songs.”
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“In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining.”
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″‘I finished your song,’ she said. ‘Our last song.‘”
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“Whenever I began to question whether God exists, I looked up to the sky and surely there, right there, between the sun and moon, stands my grandmother, singing a long meter hymn, a song somewhere between a moan and a lullaby and I know faith is the evidence of things unseen. And all I have to do is continue trying to be a Christian.”
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“Thus I fled, ridiculous hairy creature torn apart by poetry—crawling, whimpering, streaming tears, across the world like a two-headed beast, like mixed-up lamb and kid at the tail of a baffled, indifferent ewe—and I gnashed my teeth and clutched the sides of my head as if to heal the split, but I couldn’t.”
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“Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea;”
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“Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.”
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“In his mind a new song had come, the Song of Evil, the music of the enemy, of any foe of the family, a savage, secret, dangerous melody, and underneath, the Song of the Family cried plaintively.”
Kino
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evil
family
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danger
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“My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons. My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons.
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“When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad... you should do what I do!”
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“Let us all sing! It’s good for almost anything.”
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“I could eat a frittered flum.”
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“It’s good for tongues and necks and knees of people, bees and chimpanzees.”
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“I could eat three bowls of goolash, half a pound of wuzzled wheat.”

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