"Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Percy Bysshe Shelley 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."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Percy Bysshe Shelley 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."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Ray Charles
"Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age."
"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar."
"Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret."
"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds."
"Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim."