Book quotes from Just Listen
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.
So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.
Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. It just doesn’t catch up, it overtakes... blotting out the future.
Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.