“But music, don’t you know, is a dream from which…” – André Poniatowski

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While I can appreciate the presentation of this quote, I wholeheartedly disagree / don’t care for the quote itself.

> But music, don’t you know, is a dream from which the veils have been lifted.

This seems to be saying, “music provides a similar experience to a dream, but without the mental haze / fog associated with a dream.” Whether that’s the intended message or not, I think their articulation needs considerable improvement.

> It’s not even the expression of a feeling, it’s the feeling itself.

This is the part that bothers me; Regardless of the wording, this statement is incorrect. It erroneously asserts that music is **not** a representation of a feeling. Rather, it **is** the feeling. [A five second Google search for the definition will tell you otherwise.](https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=ww&ei=Oq-lVPmzLsmUyQSnlYLADw&ved=0CAMQ1S4#q=define:+music) According to the first result on Google, “music” is “vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and **expression of emotion**.” With this understanding of music, the quote provided loses quite a bit of respect from me. Its message seems to be either misinformed / unfounded, or lacking altogether. The latter would indicate to me that the quoted individual would like to be perceived as someone with great depth, and has constructed this statement in such a way that, at first glance, seems to fit the bill. However, upon further inspection, one would find that it leads back to a meaningless string of words.

Please let me know if you hold a conflicting position, as I’m always very open to being wrong.

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