"Where words fail, music speaks."
Hans Christian Andersen
"Playing a flute is like writing a book. You're telling what's in your heart."
"If I'm playing the Brahms concerto, it's crucial to have a great oboe player, because we work in tandem."
"I can easily understand why someone would get excited about playing the bassoon."
"The clarinet...is an epic instrument, like the horns, trumpets, and trombones."
"We still have to overcome the notion that a clarinet squeaks. People need to remember what a beautiful instrument it is, including in popular music."
"If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best, it's like the human voice."
"I practice my saxophone three hours a day. I'm not saying I'm particularly special, but if you do something three hours a day for forty years, you get pretty good at it."
"The saxophone is so human."