22 June 2009

"Tales of music and the brain"

Schopenhauer is quoted in the introduction to Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks, "The inexpressible depth of music, so easy to understand yet so inexplicable, is due to the fact that it reproduces all the emotions of our innermost being, but entirely without reality and remote from its pain... Music expresses only the quintessence of life and of its events, never these themselves."

2 comments:

Jenna Chew said...

Today I paged through your blog, picked out the names and authors of books that caught my eye, reviled lack of proper English education (visual grace ≠ grace of word), and quietly wrote down the call numbers out of the university's library catalog.

I miss you, shamelessly.

Crystal said...

That is really too flattering for me to handle. The best I can manage is a "thanks" but we'll discuss seeing each other soon. :)