"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Abraham Maslow on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Abraham Maslow 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."Abraham Maslow on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Abraham Maslow 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."Abraham Maslow on Ray Charles
"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
"But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication."
"One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king."
"We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves."
"The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior."