"Then ask the composer of music, he certainly should know. But the composer, absorbed in the heat of composition, is caught in the web of his own musical thought and cares neither to analyze his own mental processes, nor their product. To him the question, "What is Music?" would seem the height of foolishness, for it is part and parcel of his existence. From youth up the inner creative urge has swept him on regardless of any question as to the essential nature of the art to which all his waking thoughts are dedicated."
- William Arms fisher in his article, "What is Music?"