"That's the clarinet I used to use, but it's just a piece of wood you know, with holes in it and they put these clumsy keys on it and you're supposed to try to take that and manipulate it with throat muscles and chops... and try to make something happen that never happened before. And when you do, you never forget it. It beats sex, it beats anything."
— Artie Shaw
American clarinet player, died December 30, 2004