The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
Music is never about music. If it was, we’d be writing songs about guitars. But we don’t. We write songs about women. Women will crush you, you know? I suppose everybody hurts everybody, but women always seem to get back up, you ever notice that? Women are always still standing.
Music expresses that which cannot be said, and which cannot be suppressed.[Ce qu’on ne peut dire et ce qu’on ne peut taire, la musique l’exprime.]
All voices, all goals, all yearnings, all suffering, all pleasure, all that was good and evil, all of this together was the world. All of it together was the flow of events, was the music of life.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.