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Music is...a fundamental way of expressing our humanity - and it is often our best medicine.


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In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.

In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.



Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.



The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication.

The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication.



My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.

My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.



Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.

Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.



We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination.

We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination.



People will make a life in their own terms, whether they are deaf or colorblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world.

People will make a life in their own terms, whether they are deaf or colorblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world.



If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.

If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.



Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.

Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.



We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.

We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.





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He profits most who serves best.

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The team has come along slow but fast.

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I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.



Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.



You are not alive unless you know you are living.

You are not alive unless you know you are living.



Nothing is more diminishing than trying to control success or hold on to things.

Nothing is more diminishing than trying to control success or hold on to things.



No one has lived a short life who has performed its duties with unblemished character.

No one has lived a short life who has performed its duties with unblemished character.



If I call not thee in my prayers, if I keep not thee in my heart, thy love for me still waits for my love.

If I call not thee in my prayers, if I keep not thee in my heart, thy love for me still waits for my love.



My whole act is confession.

My whole act is confession.



The Turkish road is not my model because I am critical of the way you are dealing with freedom of expression, of how you are dealing with the treatment of minorities, and your economic vision.

The Turkish road is not my model because I am critical of the way you are dealing with freedom of expression, of how you are dealing with the treatment of minorities, and your economic vision.




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