Ralph Vaughan Williams Quotes

“I believe that all the arts, and especially music, are necessary to a full life.” ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

“It is necessary to know facts, but music will enable you to see past facts to the very essence of things in a way which science cannot do.” ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

“Music will show you what to do with your life.” ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

“The arts are the means by which we can look through the magic casements and see what lies beyond.” ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

– wise words from the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who would have been celebrating his 145th birthday today. He wrote this six weeks before he died, in a letter to the children of a primary school in Norfolk, where they were going to name one of the houses after him.

Source: ABC Classic FM

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