"Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Bill Monroe on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Bill Monroe 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."Bill Monroe on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Bill Monroe 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."Bill Monroe on Ray Charles