quote by Sergei Rachmaninoff

What is Music? How do you define it? Music is a calm moonlit night, the rustle of leaves in Summer. Music is the far off peal of bells at dusk! Music comes straight from the heart and talks only to the heart: it is Love! Music is the Sister of Poetry and her Mother is sorrow!

— Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Summer nights quote I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Death is more certain than the morrow, than night following day, than winter following summer. Why is it then that we prepare for the night and for the winter time, but do not prepare for death. We must prepare for death. But there is only one way to prepare for death - and that is to live well.

My selective memory of what drinking was like told me that standing at the bar in a pub, on a summer's evening with a long, tall glass of lager and lime was heaven, and I chose not to remember the nights on which I had sat with a bottle of vodka, a gram of coke and a shotgun, contemplating suicide.

Summer nights quote The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spen

The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spending your brightest days with.

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.

So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem.

The little bee returns with evening's gloom, To join her comrades in the braided hive, Where, housed beside their might honey-comb, They dream their polity shall long survive. Charles Tennyson Turner - A Summer Night in the Bee Hive The happiness of the bee & the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that & to wonder at it.

Summer nights quote I do not dream at night, I dream all day, I dream for a living.

I do not dream at night, I dream all day, I dream for a living.

Starry Starry night Paint your palette blue and gray Look out on a summer's day With eyes that know the darkness in my soul Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter chills In colors on the snowy linen land.

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.

Do you recall that night in June Do you recall that night in June Upon the Danube River; We listened to the ländler-tune, We watched the moonbeams quiver.

Summer nights quote I often think that the night is more alive and richly colored than the day.

I often think that the night is more alive and richly colored than the day.

We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.

Lyric night of the lingering Indian Summer, Shadowy fields that are scentless but full of singing, Never a bird, but the passionless chant of insects, Ceaseless, insistent. The grasshopper's horn, and far-off, high in the maples, The wheel of a locust leisurely grinding the silence Under a moon waning and worn, broken, Tired with summer.

The harvest moon has no innocence, like the slim quarter moon of a spring twilight, nor has it the silver penny brilliance of the moon that looks down upon the resorts of summer time. Wise, ripe, and portly, like an old Bacchus, it waxes night after night.

Summer nights quote Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll neve

Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.

Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves.

The summer demands and takes away too much.

/But night, the reserved, the reticent, gives more than it takes

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.

Summer nights quote If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night wi

If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night with a mosquito.

The dance grew into a colorful flower bouquet which caught and contained the glow of sun-happy summer days, the secret of star-studded nights, and the wistful sweetness of overcast and rainy hours.

Life is filled with rhythms-day and night, hot and cold, summer and winter, spring and fall, cloudy and clear. Likewise in a relationship, men and women have their own rhythms and cycles.

Cupid is a knavish lad, Thus to make poor females mad.

Summer nights quote The darkest nights produce the brightest stars

The darkest nights produce the brightest stars

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Summer night-- even the stars are whispering to each other.

Life is fleeting. And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day... make a wish and think of me.

Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty.

I could smell the air, and I really loved rock 'n' roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.

Summer nights quote Legend says, when you can't sleep at night It's because you're awake in someone

Legend says, when you can't sleep at night It's because you're awake in someone else's dream

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Lovers and madmen have such seething brains Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.

A ship's engine far away on the water expands the summer-night horizon.

Both joy and sorrow swell in the dew's magnifying glass. Without really knowing, we divine; our life has a sister ship, following quietly another route. While the sun blazes behind the islands.

Summer nights quote Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise

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Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne.

Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne.

It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out.

Summer nights quote I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night

I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning. There will be no floating away.

Her smile is like summer moonlight-beautiful and magical, with a fire that could melt the night.

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.

Summer nights quote There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

Silver is the best material we have. And silver has this wonderful shine like moonlight ... a light taken straight from a Danish summer's night. When covered by dew, silver can look like magical mist.

Lo! sweeten'd with the summer light, The full-juiced apple, waxing over-mellow, Drops in a silent autumn night. All its allotted length of days The flower ripens in its place, Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil, Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil.

O, it's die we must, but it's live we can, And the marvel of earth and sun Is all for the joy of woman and man And the longing that makes them one." (Between the Dusk of a Summer Night, 13-16)

Thus die I, thus, thus, thus. Now am I dead, Now am I fled; My soul is in the sky: Tongue, lose thy light; Moon take thy flight. Now die, die, die, die, die.

It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below.

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