Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Without music life would be a mistake.
–Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
He who sings scares away his woes.
Music is what feelings sound like.
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.
–William P. Merrill