"Music was invented to confirm human loneliness."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Lawrence Durrell on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Lawrence Durrell on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Lawrence Durrell on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Lawrence Durrell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Lawrence Durrell on Ray Charles
"Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked."
"History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living."
"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
"It is not love that is blind, but jealousy."
"The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time."
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