“Art is an increase of life, a competition of surprises that stimulates our consciousness and keeps it from becoming somnolent.” Gaston Bachelard

“The sudden unexpected harmony of the body, mind and world becomes the occasion for both consolation and anxiety. In that moment, we are at home with ourselves in the incarnate world but no longer in tune with the mass of people who do not respond as we do. We seek out, as a necessity, the constituency of people who do respond, if such a constituency exists.” Dave Hickey

“I compose music to contribute to the kind of world that I want to be part of.” Art Jarvinen

“I hear her songs, you know, just the fact that she would start a song off a cappella with that amazing, that first note, you know, like, wow.” Anonymous woman interviewed by the BBC, February 18, 2012. 

“Boy I still get the same chills listening to them now as I did the first time on that dorm room floor.” Larry Rosenbaum 

“You know, after a while, hearing some of these songs, I think I sound like a chicken or something. Like (Humming). You know. But I think not really.” Petra Hayden

“What are you going to do with your precious autoharps now? I’ve got rhythm sticks!” Jeffrey Brooks

“But music is not for sale. The music that I have learned and want to give is like worshipping God. It's absolutely like a prayer.” Ravi Shankar

“Mom! Art is not a winning game.” Adelle Brooks

"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." Kurt Vonnegut