“How would you walk? How would you talk? How would you be? If you thought, everybody loves classical music – they just haven’t found out about it yet.”

“If you were tone-deaf, you couldn’t change the gears on your car, in a stick shift car. You couldn’t tell the difference between somebody from Texas and somebody from Rome. … If your mother calls on the miserable telephone, she calls and says, “Hello,” you not only know who it is, you know what mood she’s in. You have a fantastic ear.”

Benjamin Zander on Music and Passion (TED)