"All music is beautiful."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Billy Strayhorn on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Billy Strayhorn 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."Billy Strayhorn on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Billy Strayhorn 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."Billy Strayhorn on Ray Charles
"Romance is mush, stifling those who strive."