I’ve learned what ‘classical’ means. It means something that sings and dances through sheer joy of existence.
- Gustav Holst
For 37 years I've practiced fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!
- Pablo de Sarasate
Who so loves, believes the impossible.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We must bring our own light to the darkness.
- Charles Bukowski
Of all days, the one most surely wasted is the one on which one has not laughed.
- Nicolas-Sébastien Chamfort
Do not take up music unless you would rather die than not do so.
- Nadia Boulanger
A person has the right, and I think the responsibility, to develop all of their talents.
- Soprano Jessye Norman
The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.
- Isadora Duncan
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
- Clara Schumann
The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.
- French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier
Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.
- Arvo Pärt
As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry.
- Henry Purcell