"Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."John Erskine on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."John Erskine 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."John Erskine on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."John Erskine 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."John Erskine on Ray Charles
"There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me."