"The music of the well-ordered age is calm and cheerful, and so is its government. The music of a restive age is excited and fierce, and its government is perverted..."
"As neither the enjoyment nor the capacity of producing musical notes are faculties of the least use to man ... They must be ranked among the most mysterious with which he is endowed."
"The inexpressible depth of music, so easy to understand and yet so inexplicable, is due to the fact that it reproduces all the emotions of our inner most being, but entirely without reality and remote from its pain... Music expresses only the quintessence of life and of its events. never these themselves."
"The whole soul is filled with discord and dissonance; therefore, the first need is for poetic madness, which through musical tones arouses what is sleeping, through harmonic sweetness calms what is in turmoil, and finally through the blending of different things, quells dissonant discord and tempers the various parts of the soul."
"Artists are the nerve endings of humanity."
"Audio processing is the art of balancing subjective enhancement against objective degradation".