To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
Just as appetite comes from eating,
so work brings inspiration,
if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
I have learned as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to fonts of wisdom and knowledge.
I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve.
- Vladimir Horowitz Russian-born American Musician
- Arthur Rubinstein Polish-born American Composer
- Jean Sibelius Finnish Composer
- Claude Debussy French Composer, Musician
- Frank Zappa American Composer
- John Cage American Composer, Philosopher
- Isaac Asimov Russian-born American Children’s Books Writer
- Gian Carlo Menotti Italian-born American Composer
- Ayn Rand Russian-born American Novelist
- Hector Berlioz French Composer