"O music, In your depths we deposit our hearts and souls.
Thou hast taught us to see with our ears and hear with our hearts."
"Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And
leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source.
And the source of all is sound."
"Real music is not for wealth, not for honors or even the
joys of the mind
but is a path for realization and salvation."
Ali Akbar Khan
"Music is the soil in that the spirit lives, thinks and
Ludwig von Beethoven
"That which cannot be expressed otherwise can only be told
through music. A thought, which seems commonplace in its analysis, acquires
a deeper sense in music."
"The art of music is infinite yet complete in itself."
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom or philosophy."
"The art of music is endowed with a supernatural origin and a
divine purpose, more so than any other art."
"Wouldst thou know if a people be well governed, or if its
laws be good or bad, examine the music it practices."
"Folk music is the "original melody" of man; it is the
"musical mirror" of the world."
"Music has eloquence of expression, greater than any other