Composer Quotes

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Lindsey Stirling
“The only reason I am successful is because I have stayed true to myself.”
Lindsey Stirling

Haruki Murakami
“A deaf composer's like a cook who's lost his sense of taste. A frog that's lost its webbed feet. A truck driver with his license revoked. That would throw anybody for a loop, don't you think? But Beethoven didn't let it get to him. Sure, he must have been a little depressed at first, but he didn't let misfortune get him down. It was like, Problem? What problem? He composed more than ever and came up with better music than anything he'd ever written. I really admire the guy. Like this Archduke Trio--he was nearly deaf when he wrote it, can you believe it? What I'm trying to say is, it must be tough on you not being able to read, but it's not the end of the world. You might not be able to read, but there are things only you can do. That's what you gotta focus on--your strengths. Like being able to talk with the stone.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Who needs to be a Phoenix for rebirth? One simply requires themselves and an instrument to clean the slate and start over, perhaps create their own world where everything is better..”
TheBakaViolinist

“We are all beautiful instruments of God. He created many notes in music so that we would not be stuck playing the same song. Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your journey and play on. Nobody will ever reach ultimate perfection in this lifetime, but trying to achieve it is a full-time job. Start now and don't stop. Make your book of life a musical. Never abandon obligations, but have fun leaving behind a colorful legacy. Never allow anybody to be the composer of your own destiny. Take control of your life, and never allow limitations implanted by society, tell you how your music is supposed to sound — or how your book is supposed to be written.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Steve Maraboli
“God is the composer; you are the song.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“As an artist suffering from insomnia and working from my apartment, I had an artistic freedom to explore and create awesome stuff. I wore a robe and slippers as my work dress code. These are the days when creativity is my best imaginary friend. And I was crazy enough to create what people would call masterpieces.”
Shawn Lukas

Ethel Smyth
“Because I have conducted my own operas and love sheep-dogs; because I generally dress in tweeds, and sometimes, at winter afternoon concerts, have even conducted in them; because I was a militant suffragette and seized a chance of beating time to The March of the Women from the window of my cell in Holloway Prison with a tooth-brush; because I have written books, spoken speeches, broadcast, and don't always make sure that my hat is on straight; for these and other equally pertinent reasons, in a certain sense I am well known.”
Ethel Smyth

Dmitri Shostakovich
“I'll admit that writing doesn't always come, but I'm totally against walking around looking at the sky when you're experiencing a block, waiting for inspiration to strike you. Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov didn't like each other and agreed on very few things, but they were of one opinion on this: you had to write constantly. If you can't write a major work, write minor trifles. If you can't write at all, orchestrate something.”
Dmitri Shostakovich

Amit Kalantri
“Cowards say it can't be done, critics say it shouldn't have been done, creator say well done.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“You're composing not in relation to the spectacle, but in relation to the drama on the screen.”
HowardStone

“It's a cute little studio apartment that has just what I need: a bed, a couch, a table, a chair, and a coffee-maker.”
Shawn Lukas

“Make your book of life a musical. Never abandon obligations, but have fun leaving behind a colorful legacy. Never allow anybody to be the composer of your own destiny. Take control of your life, and never allow limitations implanted by society tell you how your music is supposed to sound — or how your book is supposed to be written.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“With the new technology that keeps entering the media, film composers are constantly being placed in new learning situations. Acknowledging this and realizing that one must keep up, I maintain, nonetheless, that the real creative power is in the mind and heart of the composer.”
Henry Mancini, Did They Mention the Music?: The Autobiography of Henry Mancini

“In a timepiece, a sweep of a second hand is so slim in a way that it doesn't wait for no man, and that's why we choose to conceive things from the heart.”
Shawn Lukas

“Music is exciting and easy to enjoy, the rhythm and voice.
It does not need interpretation. That is why it is called the Universal Language.”
Ellen J. Barrier, The Price We Must Pay for Our Father's Sins

Robin Spielberg
“Sometime in high school it dawned on me that perhaps I was a little different...I realized music wasn't swirling in the minds of my friends drowning out conversations and making it difficult to concentrate in class. I concluded I had a some sort of mental illness and that it was best to keep it to myself.”
Robin Spielberg, Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland

Edgard Varèse
“The present day composer refuses to die.”
Edgard Varèse

“The terms that Sforza Cesarini offered Rossini, 400 Roman Scudi, were not ungenerous, though it must have been galling for Rossini to see the Figaro, Luigi Zamboni, getting almost twice as much, and the Almaviva, Manuel Garcia, being offered three times the amount. Of the first-night cast, only the 'altro buffo', Bartolomeo Botticelli, who played Bartolo, and the 'seconda donna', Elisabetta Lowselet, who played Berta, were paid less than the composer.”
Richard Osborne, Rossini

Margaret Kennedy
“Having renounced his native land, Sanger adopted no other. He roved about from one European capital to another, never settling anywhere for long, driven forwards by his strange, restless fancy. Usually he quartered himself upon his friends, who were accustomed to endure a great deal from him. He would stay with them for weeks, composing third acts in their spare bedrooms, producing operas which always failed financially, falling in love with their wives, conducting their symphonies, and borrowing money from hem. His preposterous family generally accompanied him. Few people could recollect quite how many children Sanger was supposed to have got, but there always seemed to be a good many and they were most shockingly brought up.”
Margaret Kennedy, The Constant Nymph

Abhijit Naskar
“A composer who can lift the spirit of a million people with a song, is a definite force for good.”
Abhijit Naskar

“It is a cute studio apartment that has just what I need: a bed, a couch, a table, a chair, and a coffee-maker.”
Shawn Lukas

“There are two characters in me: a doodler and a tuner. And the only thing that makes me go crazy is when they both fight for their turn.”
Shawn Lukas

“In many times, after creating a piece of work I want to stand up and applaud.”
Shawn Lukas

“I am writing like an angel”
Gioacchino Rossini

“A society that bases its well-being on consumption, on the gain and accumulation of money is a sick and wrong society.”
Marco Di Meco

“One of the things that all great composers have in common with very few exceptions is, they created a very large amount of music.”
R.A. Delmonico

Eva Ibbotson
“Arnold Schönberg, the inventor of atonal music, gave concerts which might not be comprehensible but were obviously important.”
Eva Ibbotson, The Morning Gift

Azadshah G.C
“You understand an author by reading a write, an artist looking at a picture, and a composer by listening to music”
Azadshah Ganjali

John Gardner
“Most art these days is either trivial or false. There has always been bad art, but only when a culture's general world view and aesthetic theory have gone awry is bad art what most artists strive for, mistaking bad for good. In Plato's Athens or Shakespeare's London, who would have clapped for the merdistes? For the most part our artists do not struggle-as artists have traditionally struggled-toward a vision of how things out to be or what has gone wrong; they do not provide us with the flicker of lightning that shows us where we are. Either they pointlessly waste our time, saying and doing nothing, or they celebrate ugliness and futility, scoffing at good. Every new novelist, composer,and painter-or so we're told-is more 'distrubing' than the last. The good of humanity is left in the hands of politicians.”
John Gardner, On Moral Fiction

“We used to make music to top up the charts, now we make music to talk to the hearts.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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