"Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."William Congreve on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."William Congreve 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."William Congreve on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."William Congreve 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."William Congreve on Ray Charles
"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
"Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight."
"Beauty is the lover's gift."
"There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire."
"Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass."