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Looking for source of quote

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2000 9:35 am
by dreamtrap
I saw Barbara on Boston's pbs (WGBH) last night. She used a quote that I had heard before at a Franklin-Covey seminar. The quote is (paraphrased) "Most people go to the grave with their music still inside." I have been looking for the exact phrasing of the quote as well as the source. Barbara did say the source, but it was before she said the quote, so I wasn't looking for it. Any information on this would be helpful. I would also like to say that, even though I didn't watch the entire show, what I did see and hear was exactly what I needed to hear at this point in my life (less than a month away from 40 and feeling, for quite some time, that I am capable of much more in life). I have been seeking out more artistic and hollistic ways of living my life. I am going out today to buy at least one of Barbara's books.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2000 11:20 pm
by Asche
The quote as I wrote it down was, "Most people go to their graves with their music still inside them" It is either Benjamin Disraeli or Oliver Wendell Holmes.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2000 2:57 pm
by dreamtrap
Thank you very much. I thought that it was Oliver Wendell Holmes but couldn't find it anywhere. I'll continue looking.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 2:13 pm
by maestro
I know this is an old thread, but has anyone found the source of this quote? I'd like to use it in a book.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 10:34 am
by Monique
This web site has a bunch of "quote" search engines on it. Some of them are outsidingly thorough. http://www.freeality.com/phrases.htm <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by maestro: I know this is an old thread, but has anyone found the source of this quote? I'd like to use it in a book.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:10 am
by GaelicAmethyst
I know this is a very old thread, but I was browsing and was curious as to the origin of this quote. This is what I found, for those who are interested... Image AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894) QUOTATION: A few can touch the magic string, And noisy Fame is proud to win them; Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them! ATTRIBUTION: The Voiceless. BIOGRAPHY: Columbia Encyclopedia.