This was the very reason why we made music: we take something that exists within all of us at our very fundamental core, our emotions, and through our artistic lens, through our creativity, we’re able to shape those emotions into reality.

Robert Gupta

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“Music Is Medicine, Music Is Sanity.” TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Music Is Medicine, Music Is Sanity." TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by Robert Gupta, violinist with the LA Philharmonic, means that music was invented as a way to express our emotions, a way to use our creativity to manifest what is inside of us into something external. This power of music to shape our emotions into a beautiful expression can provide solace even to someone with severe mental illness, according to Gupta. The quote is from Gupta's TED Talk about a lesson he learned from a schizophrenic musician. Watch the full TED Talk here: Robert Gupta - Music Is Medicine, Music Is Sanity