glyph 554: music, wonder, wisdom, philosophy . Beethoven, quote, quotation . higher world of knowledge


Beethoven, his thoughts about music

a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy

"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am the Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. When they have again become sober they have drawn from the sea all that they can bring to dry land ... music is the incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend." —Beethoven
September 12, 2015

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