Tuesday, June 23, 2015

'Without music, life would be a mistake'

On Day 2 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge, I again thank Lata for tagging me. 

The rules for the 3 Day Quote Challenge are simple.
  1. Post a favorite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.

Today's quote is from one of the greatest philosophers of all times Friedrich Nietzsche:

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” 

I have often felt that only those with a sensitive heart love music. Appreciation of arts, in any form, be it music, painting or theatre comes from someone who can empathize, someone who has a receptive personality. My grandfather often used to tell the story of the ruthless Mughal king Aurangzeb who hated and banned music from his kingdom. In recent history, Taliban are an example of the same brutal force that stifled art in any form. Do read a fictional piece by me here - Have they come to take my Doll? It is a short story of a girl who loves her doll a lot. She does not understand what animosity can someone have with her precious toy. 

I do not know the context in which Nietzsche wrote these lines but they hold the truth of life. Without music, there is no life. We are mere robots dancing to the tune of things that happen to us on a day-to-day basis. When music happens, the heart beats in a lively tone. When music happens, life sings to us the songs of joy as well as sorrow. When music happens, ego melts away. 

My mom was a wonderful singer. She still has a great voice but does not follow her passion anymore. Do read a short write-up on her I wrote a few days back - Songs Mom Sang

Today I am tagging the following bloggers

For Day 1 quote, read my entry here - A Small Ration of Tools...


  1. Lovely quote, Sunaina. In fact, the whole universe is a music - a harmony of opposites. :)

  2. Yes Ravish, you are right. It's great to have your feedback. Thanks!

  3. Beautiful quote, dear. True, without music, life would be bland.

    Thanks for the tag as well. I'm currently working on the challenge, today being the 3rd and the final day. :-) I'll acknowledge your tag in the 3rd quote post... :-)

    1. Thanks Maniparna. I just read your two quotes on flowers. They are full of depth. Thanks for sharing them with us.