Bach Quotes (2 quotes)
Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
Science would not be what it is if there had not been a Galileo, a Newton or a Lavoisier, any more than music would be what it is if Bach, Beethoven and Wagner had never lived. The world as we know it is the product of its geniusesand there may be evil as well as beneficent geniusand to deny that fact, is to stultify all history, whether it be that of the intellectual or the economic world.