The particular and the universal

I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. H. A. Overstreet (1875-1970) Quoted in Music Lovers Quotations, edited by Helen Exley.

Harry Allen Overstreet was an American writer and lecturer.  He was a well-known author on psychology and sociology.