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... Of Babes

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#36327
Fun:*** (2.75)
Difficulty:*** (2.23)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:stang99Ain***!

 

 

 



Great minds have said of me that:

I am moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
I can soften rocks or bend a knotted oak.
Without me, life would be an error.
I separate the generations.
I express that which is inexpressible
And on which silence is impossible.
I am the art most nigh to tears and memory.
I am the shorthand of emotion.
I should strike fire from the heart of man,
And a woman I should bring to tears.
I can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
I have been called the speech of angels.

What am I?


Answer

Music.

The title is based on "OUT OF THE MOUTHS of babes" suggesting investigation of Quotes.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul Richter

Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve

Without music, life would be an error.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
Bill Cosby

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

Music expresses that which cannot be said, and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
Oscar Wilde

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy

Music should strike fire from the heart of man and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle

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Comments

grilledcheese*
Apr 20, 2007

good job on this one
sftball_rocks13*
Apr 20, 2007


Well I sure didn't know that
Great teaser
tintiniscoolAus*
Apr 20, 2007

LOVE IT!
vlermaAus*
Apr 23, 2007

Gret job. I did get the answer, but I did not recognize your riddle. Well done.
Mon05Aca*
Apr 23, 2007

That was a awesome teaser, I didn't get it but it was such fun.
Very enjoyable.
KatelinAus*
Apr 24, 2007

Yay I got the answer correct, but not by the way of the quotes lol!
mathmaniacAus**
Apr 26, 2007

love it!! great job!!!
stang99Ain*
May 02, 2007

Thank you everyone
gnarldroot
Sep 27, 2007

pretty weak
mosca*us*
Dec 12, 2007

The teaser is a wonderful poem! the word pictures are vivid and the language is vivid! Great teaser!



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