Thursday, January 23, 2014

Schopenhauer's Metaphysics of Music

"The unutterable depth of all music by which it floats through our consciousness as the vision of a paradise firmly believed in yet ever distant from us, and by which also it is so fully understood and yet is so inexpressible, rests on the fact that it restores to us all the emotions of our inmost nature, but entirely without reality and far removed from their pain..." 

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

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