Dr. Suzuki Talks about Art

Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability.

Art expresses man.

The real essence of art turned out to be not something high up and far off - it was right inside my ordinary daily self - If a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person.

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.

Music is the language of the heart without words.

Great music develops and educates high sensitivity in everybody.

Music is a language that goes beyond speech and letters - a living art that is almost mystical. This is where its emotional impact comes in. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven - without exception they live clearly and palpably in their music, and speak forcefully to us, purifying us, refining us, and awakening in us the highest joy and emotion.

Play with heart, play with living soul.

Perhaps it is music which will save the world.