“But is not an event in fact more significant and noteworthy the greater number of fortuities necessary to bring it about?

Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us. We read it’s message much as gypsies read the images made by coffee grounds at the bottom of a cup …

… Necessity knows no magic formulae–they are all left to chance. If a love is to be unforgettable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assisi’s shoulders.”

-Milan Kundera


“Music has a unique ability to reach directly into some inner portion of our selves, bypassing our brains. That’s why listening to music–really listening, not just experiencing the ubiquitous background of pop-flavored musical formulas we are subjected to constantly–can be a shortcut to our emotions. Perhaps music even shortcuts to our very souls.”



2 Responses to “quotes”

  1. Hello,

    I think your quote about music is really good.
    I love music – listening right now 🙂 – and it makes me feel better when I’m stressing.
    I actually read a post about a therapist who would have his patients compose a music playlist about the time in their life that they were having problems with so, he could better tap into their emotional state and help them move forward. Good idea, right? Everyone could probably use that, I think, because sometimes it’s hard to define emotions that are so intangible.

    • That is an excellent idea! It’s amazing the way that listening to a song can bring back the feelings from when you first got into it. There is some music that I love that I can barely play anymore, because of the intensity of the feelings it arouses.

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