"Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Ravi Shankar on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Ravi Shankar 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."Ravi Shankar on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Ravi Shankar 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."Ravi Shankar on Ray Charles
"In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments, they are like part of God."
"Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner."