12. February 2005 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

Sunshine can burn you, food can poison you, words can condemn you, pictures can insult you; music cannot punish — only bless.

-Artur Schnabel, Austrian pianist and teacher (from Music and the Line of Most Resistance)

(Note: I put this up with a bit of a smile — I’ve been “burned” by music. I’ve suffered “poisonous” music. I’ve been insulted. And, when I’ve played poorly, I’ve felt condemned. Go figure.)
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