Kindness is the music of Good Will to men, and on this harp the smallest fingers may play heaven's sweetest tunes on earth.
Life is like the harp string, if it is strung too tight it won't play, if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle.
Your body is the harp of your soul and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.
And tears are heard within the harp I touch.
Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.
And even if this world burns up hidden harps will still play here.
The willow tree plays the water like a harp.
Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune.
My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddlestrings and harps, drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony.
Each string of a wind harp responds with a different note to the same breeze. What activity makes you personally resonate most strongly, most deeply?
We all share in the same cosmic rhythm... For all natural laws are like the rhythm of the strings of the harp.
A harp can be a dangerous as a sword, in the right hands.
And what if all of animated nature Be but organic harps diversely framed, That tremble into thought, as o'er them sweeps, Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the soul of each, and God of all?
The marvels of God are not brought forth from one's self. Rather, it is more like a chord, a sound that is played. The tone does not come out of the chord itself, but rather, through the touch of the musician. I am, of course, the lyre and harp of God's kindness.
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, in Apollo, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body and reduce it to harmony.
The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts.
I started playing harp about fourteen years ago.
I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
I've played everything but a harp.
At Bloomington, Indiana, I was invited to listen to music written in quarter tones for four harps and voices. I had to go out to be sick.
For Ryan's Daughter I used a total of eight harps, something that was, at least, weird.
I can't play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can't do the key changes.
I recorded harp first or singing first. I recorded it all together. Part of the reason is that I don't know how to play the songs without also singing. I forget how they progress. I don't think that any of them are verse, chorus, verse, and so on. They are not simple.
I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.
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