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Advocacy Essentials from the Kennedy Center:
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
Don't play what's there; play what's not there.
Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.
Music is only love looking for words.
Where words fail, music speaks.
-Hans Christian Andersen
A nation creates music-the composer only arranges it.
If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
Study Bach, there you will find everything.
Composing is like driving down a foggy road...
A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks, music is with us from the beginning.
Music to me is like breathing-I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music.
Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly, two.
Do not fear mistakes, there are none.
Playing "bop" is like playing scrabble with all the vowels missing.
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
Music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.
A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.