„The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value counts. On it centers the rationality of the status quo, and all alien rationality is bent to It.“
— Herbert Marcuse, p. 57
„Music is not a hobby, not even a passion with me; music is me. I feel what people get out of me is this outlook on life, which comes out in my music. My music is the last expression of all that.“
— Arthur Rubinstein Polish-American classical pianist 1887 - 1982
John Guinn (December 22, 1982) "Rubinstein Was His Music", Detroit Free Press, p. 8D.
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
As quoted in Soviet Communism : A New Civilization? (1936) by Sidney & Beatrice Webb
— Sergei Rachmaninoff Russian composer, pianist, and conductor 1873 - 1943
— Ludwig Van Beethoven German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827
As reported by Bettina von Arnim in a letter to Goethe, 28 May 1810. Goethe's Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde: Seinem Denkmal, Volume 2, Dümmler, 1835, p. 193.
„Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life/“
— B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014
In: p. 59-60
„Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it — my music, I know I will live forever.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
On his musical work
„At the present time I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists.“
— John Nash American mathematician and Nobel Prize laureate 1928 - 2015
Context: At the present time I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health. One aspect of this is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person's concept of his relation to the cosmos.
— Edgar Cayce Purported clairvoyant healer and psychic 1877 - 1945
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791