Music should strike fire from the heart of man and bring tears to the eyes of woman.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Art should teach spirituality by showing a person a portion of himself that he would not discover otherwise.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
The blues was bleeding the same blood as me. The blues didn’t have to explain the mystery of pain that I felt; it was there in the songs and voices of singers like Lonnie Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson, in the cries of their guitars.
Music is the great arbiter of the world, the key to central harmony and a necessary requirement of human emotion.