"It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people."
"We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question."
"I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment."
"My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you're still learning language. It's using the same part of the brain."
"Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music."
"I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important."
"Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists."
"When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory."
"My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do, so I wanted to get a classical background and voice."
"At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music."