There is much wisdom, wit, and thought-provoking material in this excellent collection of thoughts and aphorisms. Music, particularly opera, plays a major role, and there are also superb aphorisms and thoughts on film, literature, art, philosophy and life, including some very amusing sections on life and on the business world and employment. A book to read, re-read, and use as the inspiration for lots of other reading, and for lots of listening to music and theatre trips! The beautifully produced volume, a real bargain, also contains some superb illustrations by Brazilianm UK-resident artist Ana Maria Pacheco - proof that there's some much superior talent in the British art world today to Tracey Emin and her like! A treasure of a book.