"Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Christian Nestell Bovee on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Christian Nestell Bovee 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."Christian Nestell Bovee on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Christian Nestell Bovee 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."Christian Nestell Bovee on Ray Charles
"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave."
"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
"They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers."