"Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate all that was once so beautiful is dead."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Conrad Aiken on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Conrad Aiken 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."Conrad Aiken on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Conrad Aiken 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."Conrad Aiken on Ray Charles