"Some people have lives; some people have music." - John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music." - Albert Einstein.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato.
These quotes from some of the most influential people of our time and the times before us only begin to illustrate and define the depth and meaning behind the art of song. Music has always been a defining element in the framework of society, but as the decades pass, the reliability and significance that music possesses has bloomed into something far greater than just background noise.
Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads – at least that’s where I imagine it – there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via whyallcaps)