Music vs. Words; Music vs. Image

准备一个讲义,看到了王尔德在Dorian Gray 第二章里写的关于音乐的描述。记录下来。

”But music was not articulate. It was not a new world, but rather another chaos, that it created in us. Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?“