Josef Pieper On Music

Josef Pieper (May 4, 1904–November 6, 1997) Music opens a path into the realm of silence. Music reveals the human soul in stark “nakedness,” as it were, without the customary linguistic draperies.

Franz Kafka On Music And Poetry

Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924) Music creates new, subtler, more complicated, and therefore more dangerous pleasures… But poetry aims at clarifying the wilderness of pleasures, at intellectualizing, purifying, and therefore humanizing them. Music is a multiplication of sensuous life; poetry, on the other hand, disciplines and elevates it.