Excerpts. 7

“We are like the clouds that pass and pass.”
-Carolyn Forche

“I wondered lonely as a cloud”

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
-Lao Tzu

“People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.”
-Bob Dylan on sacrifice, the unconscious mind, and the ideal environment for creative work

“moments spill from hands
idling way at nothing
to puddle in years”
– Hugh Howey

“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… I get most joy in life out of my violin.”
-Albert Einstein, 1929

“Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.”
– W.E.B. DuBois

“When I am told that an artist is more important than a worker, I answer that everything is relative. Before being a singer, I installed toilets on planes; believe me, songs are easier to do than toilets. “
-Bill Withers

Compiled by AfroDamus Jonze in collaboration with the WordSoundPower Collective.

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