"Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Henri Frederic Amiel on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Henri Frederic Amiel 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."Henri Frederic Amiel on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Henri Frederic Amiel 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."Henri Frederic Amiel on Ray Charles
"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
"Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority."
"To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song."
"Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd it must be communicated by contagion."
"To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy."