"Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."John Philip Sousa on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."John Philip Sousa on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."John Philip Sousa on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."John Philip Sousa on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."John Philip Sousa on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty."
"From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else."
"My religion lies in my composition."
"I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect."
"I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress is due to his own efforts, and 2% to his teacher."