Music and magic

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens

Maria Augusta von Trapp

I have always been an avid reader. So much so that when I start reading a good book I really can’t put it down.

This is probably why I enjoy finding a good quote – whether it is about teaching, music in general or anything really. It’s great when you find something that conveys something meaningful in only a few words or sentences.

With Halloween around the corner I thought I would put together a few of my favourite quotes about music and magic. Do you have any you like that I have missed?

Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!

J.K Rowling in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone

Music is probably the one real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things

Tom Petty

Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before: a stricken lament of terrible beauty. And Harry felt, as he had felt about phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without: It was his own grief turned magically to song

J.K Rowling in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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