SHEILA VASELENAK, CLARINET

"Do not fear mistakes, there are none". - Miles Davis

"There is no such thing as a wrong note". - Art Tatum

"To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable". - Ludwig van Beethoven

"All of us contain music and truth, but most of us can't get it out". - Mark Twain

"The only truth is music". - Jack Kerouac

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosphy; but most importantly MUSIC ,for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys to learning". - Plato

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice". - V. Horowitz 

"I pay no attention to anybody's praise or blame.  I follow my own feelings".  - Wolfgang Amadeaus Mozart

"If I were not a Physicist, I would probably be a musician.  I often think in music.  I live my daydreams in music.  I see my life in terms of music". - Albert Einstein

"Music is the universal language of mankind". - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music". - Aldous Huxley

"My music is best understood by children and animals". - Igor Stravisnky

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent". - Victor Hugo

"I was born with music inside me.  It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene.  It was a necessity for me - like food or water". - Ray Charles

"Without music life would be an error". - Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who sings scares away his woes". - Cervantes

"A painter paints pictures on canvas.  But musicians paint their pictures on silence". - Leopold Stokowski

"Music is the soul and can be heard in the universe". - Lao Tzu

"Love is friendship set to music"- Jackson Pollock

"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without". - Confucius

"If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week". - Charles Darwin

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable". - Aaron Copland

"I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better". - William Faulkner

"Music is the shorthand of emotion". - Leo Tolstoy