"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."
-- Martin Luther

"The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night
And his affections dark as Erebus:
Let no such man be trusted."
-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act 5, Scene 1

"Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
-- Albert Einstein

"Music ... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
-- Bono