"Society cannot continue to disable themselves through their need to categorize people or make assumptions as to another individual's abilities."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Evelyn Glennie on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Evelyn Glennie on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Evelyn Glennie on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Evelyn Glennie on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Evelyn Glennie on Mahatma Gandhi
"I walk into a kids' store, and it's amazing, the types of instruments - little squeaky things, rattling things, spinning tops."
"The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve."
"Music is about communication... it isn't just something that maybe physically sounds good or orally sounds interesting it's something far, far deeper than that."
"Once you're in a particular country, and you're surrounded by musicians who are so adept at traditional music, you suddenly realize how much there is to explore and digest and learn and experience."
"Marimba is much more of a wood-type experience and there is no real possibility of getting a dry sound, and getting that contrast in the same way that you can in a vibraphone."