"It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Honore de Balzac on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Honore de Balzac 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."Honore de Balzac on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Honore de Balzac 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."Honore de Balzac on Ray Charles
"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute."