"High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."David Ogden Stiers on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."David Ogden Stiers 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."David Ogden Stiers on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."David Ogden Stiers 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."David Ogden Stiers on Ray Charles
"Every time I hear, Cut. Print, something cold and electrical goes off in my head, because I'm never going to change that film."
"Something happens to us all when we experience something as a unit that doesn't occur when we're on our couches or holding our little portable DVD players."
"What we have to get clear to kids is that when you offer your stillness and open yourself to the experience of music, it pays you back more than you give."
"My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question."
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."