"The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Charlie Haden on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Charlie Haden 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."Charlie Haden on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Charlie Haden 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."Charlie Haden on Ray Charles
"I just try to play music from my heart and bring as much beauty as I can to as many people as I can. Just give them other alternatives, especially people who aren't exposed to creative music."
"We're here to bring beauty to the world and make a difference in this planet. That's what art forms are about."