"If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Aulis Sallinen on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Aulis Sallinen 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."Aulis Sallinen on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Aulis Sallinen 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."Aulis Sallinen on Ray Charles