"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
"Music is my religion."
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
"If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down."
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."