Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And from that moment, my life changed.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
I'm just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic - just loads of different stuff on it. That's what I am hoping.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
Even in comedies, you've got to feel safe for things to just happen in a way that is natural and free, and recognizable as human.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
Every music - except dance music, which is for dancing, I suppose - is for the spirit of the human being, and not for the body.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.