Quotes


“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.” 

-Virginia Satir



"Without music, life would be an error." -Friedrich Nietzsche

"Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music." -Angela Monet

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent." -Victor Hugo





"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -Sylvia Plath
"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live." -Greg Anderson
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." -James F. Clarke
"Remember that no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who help you." -H. Jackson Brown



"an artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. you always have to be ready for that little artistic epiphany." -Nick Cave


"....lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to "walk about" into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?" -Kandinsky