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"People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts."  Paul Hindemith ' A Composers World'

 

 

"My arias make me take off as if I were on a trampoline" - Jessye Norman, Radio Times 24 October 1981

"Music is the shorthand of emotion" - Leo Tolstoy 

"Music is spiritual.  The music business is not." - Van Morrisonl

"The notes I handle no better than many pianists.  But the pauses between the notes - Ah, that is where the art resides." - Artur Schnabel

"Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings without attaching theme to events or objects in the world" - George Santayana

"All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing.  It can't be bred in captivity" - Willa Cathar

 

Steven Pressfield, an American novelist, said, “Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution.

Give us what you've got.” 

 

"Music is your experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn." - Charlie Parker

 

Sam Goldwyn once instructed a movie composer to

"Please write music like Wagner, only LOUDER."