Quote by William Shakespeare, Twelfth Nig
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.
This quote, from Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night," expresses the idea that music can fulfill and even overwhelm the heart's desire for love. The speaker, Duke Orsino, suggests that through a surplus amount of music, one's insatiable craving for love will become saturated, leading to the diminishing of that desire. In essence, the quote implies that drowning oneself in music can both intensify and ultimately extinguish the yearning for love.
The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to believe that we are human beings or that we are chattel, it is where we are trained to see the sex and race divisions and become callous to injustice even if it is done to ourselves, to accept as biological a full system of authoritarian government.