Thursday, December 16

Quotes of Note and a Link to Share

"Better is an handful with quietness than both hands full with travail and vexation of spirit."  
found in a blog by Jay Simser (don't know who wrote it)


"Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."

Samuel Butler, poet (1612-1680)


"Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect."

Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)


"If people have perfect pitch, it merely means that they memorized all the notes on a particular instrument before they were around six years old. These people generally have high levels of musical skill, but this has nothing to do with their perfect pitch ability (which is rather useless). They usually have excellent musical skills simply because they started their musical training before they were six years old. Most musical skill comes as a result of training rather than inspiration: the earlier you begin, the better you will be."

Author: John Powell
from the book: How Music Works

And now for the link I promised:       You'll enjoy this - so go and read!!


srp said...

What a great story!

Kay Dennison said...

Love the quotes and the link was a hoot, too!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Beverly said...

The link goes well with the digital Christmas story that is going around on Facebook. Thanks for the link.

Jay Simser said...

Ecclesiastes 4:6 - Now if I could just get my life that way. j

Tabor said...

That story is unique...must admit.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of the many uses of mathematics.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved the story, just had to laugh. Aren't we lucky it really happened 2000 years ago?
The quote on perfect pitch makes me feel better about my lack of musical talent. I was just underexposed.

Pat said...

Link: great fun:)

Greta said...

Love the quotes and the old story with a new twist!

Musician husband has perfect pitch and has always insisted that I, too, can learn to be a musician. No way! I can sing on key and that's about it. 3 part harmony scares me!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great quotes, Judy!

I wish you and yours a Happy Christmas!