Since last night, it’s been raining here in San Diego and all I’ve got to look at is gray skies and raindrops. Today is one of those days when it feels good to sip some hot tea and listen to good music. So I’ve been playing my Pandora station while working on the computer and I just finished updating my list of Feel Good Songs on this blog.
There’s something magical about music, how it can grab you deep inside and make you feel happy, sad, ecstatic or nostalgic from one song to the next. I remember watching an interview with Sting, my favorite musician, where he said the best love songs are never about “she loves me, I love her”. Instead they’re always about “I love her, she loves someone else”.
Today I feel inspired to share a few famous quotes about music. Do you have quotes about music you’d like to share?
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“Music is an outburst of the soul.” ~ Frederick DeLuis
“Music is love in search of a voice.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
“Where words fail, music speaks.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson
“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ~ Leopold Stokowski
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Berthold Auerbach
“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.” ~ Billy Joel
“Music can change the world because it can change people.” ~ Bono
And here are a few of my feel-good songs. There are more on my Feel Good Songs page. Do you have some feel-good songs you’d like to share?
Good Life by OneRepublic – Name any other song that mentions both Paris and San Diego 10 seconds apart from each other?
Life is beautiful by Keb’ Mo’ – Ah, pure joy to my ears…
Grace Kelly by Mika – This is the one song that makes me get off my butt and start singing, dancing, and jumping up and down, with or without my kids.
I just haven’t met you yet by Michael Buble – So, if I want to meet the man of my dreams, all I have to do is go to the grocery store and start singing this song? Sorry, got to go shopping!