Quotes that have inspired

So here I am........
Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure
Because one has only learnt to get the better of words
For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture
Is a new beginning, a raid on the articulate
With shabby equipment always deteriorating
In the general mess of imprecision of feeling.

T.S. Eliot (East Coker)

“Mind thinks in images, but to communicate with another we must transform image into thought and then thought into language. That march, from image to thought to language is treacherous.”

Irvin Yalom

"The creative processes are inherently therapy processes – and therapy processes are intrinsically artistic processes – and they are indeed universal."

Clive Robbins, Music Therapy in Health and Education [M. Heal & T Wigram], JKP 1993, p.25

"For autistic children and other patients whose disabilities make it difficult for them to communicate with their fellows verbally, music can be a life-saver, preventing regression into the hell of total isolation."

Anthony Storr, Forward to Music Therapy in Health and Education
[M. Heal & T Wigram], JKP 1993, p.x

“How tragic that art and music become marginal… when they are crucial components of intellectual and emotional life and play such a significant role in the creation of intelligence.”

Professor John MacBeath Times Education Supplement – June 1997

"The ancient philosophers taught that music ordered and harmonised the soul and body, and, although they use a very different language, some contemporary scientists seem to be reaching a similar conclusion.

In the realm of education, Plato considered musical training 'a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward place of the soul'. Cultures, like individuals, are only as richly endowed as they are able to connect with their memory.

We recognise, in individual human neurology, the profoundly significant patterned sound we call music stirs a much more ancient system of memory than can be articulated in words. This archetypal response recalls us to our basic human heritage and provides us with a life-giving and inspirational centre from which we can all draw intellectual, emotional and physical energy."

Professor Paul Robertson

“The most significant part of our experience cannot be put into words… …We may come in time to the ineffable, where words cease, and understanding, although reached within the boundaries of time and space, trancends them.”


“Whereas the truth is that fullness of soul can sometimes overflow in utter vapidity of language, for none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs, or his thoughts, or his sorrows.”

Flaubert (Madame Bovary)