"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."
"It is important that musicians have a sense of occasion and danger in recording. Putting down tracks or vocals with endless opportunities to correct and perfect accomplishes the opposite of what I look for in a recording."
Joe Boyd - Producer
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
"The designer is in essence an artist, one whose tools differ from those of his predecessors, but an artist nonetheless."
"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"Stimulated by those moods which poets turn into words, I turn my ideas into tones which resound, roar, and rage until at last they stand before me in the form of notes."
Ludwig Van Beetoven - Composer
"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible."
"How many things can you do to enhance and how do you avoid those things which do not? If there is a moral commitment - or an opportunity - for a designer, that is it."
"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further developments."
Julius Sextus Frontinus - Roman Engineer in 10 A.D.
"It is unimportant what style we use, baroque or tubular steel. What modernism has given us is freedom."