"There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Jean de la Bruyere on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Jean de la Bruyere 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."Jean de la Bruyere on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Jean de la Bruyere 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."Jean de la Bruyere on Ray Charles
"They that have lived a single day have lived an age."
"All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone."
"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together."
"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."