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Alfred Schnittke Quotes and Sayings

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For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream:
I would arrive in Vienna at long last.
I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.
- Alfred Schnittke

I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else,
my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.
- Alfred Schnittke

For a solo work I need a definite idea.
For the present I have none.
- Alfred Schnittke

Do you know that my very first experience as a composer
was a 'Concerto for Accordion?'
- Alfred Schnittke

 

I am not facing the problem of emigration.
I want my music to be acknowledged here first of all,
in this country: after that, we shall see -
perhaps the question will than become urgent.
- Alfred Schnittke

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

The boldness of endurance is
the underline to almost every success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

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A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle.
It sets you up for the day, so you don't overeat.
- Bruce Barton

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability
to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

People who want to share their religious views with you
almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design,
manufacturing...
layout, processes, and procedures.
- Tom Peters

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds
the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Because I don't take money, I'll go anywhere and do
a benefit concert with almost any orchestra.
- David Ogden Stiers

Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in.
I almost always pee in the yard or the garden,
because I like to pee on my estate.
- Iggy Pop

My family has served the country in almost every major war since the Civil War.
- Jack Scalia

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history,
what happened almost by accident or coincidence,
like being in the same elevator or lifeboat.
- Michael Ondaatje

Dreiser...
I love...
and almost wouldn't speak to anyone who ever attacked him.
- Marguerite Young

Americans need never fear their government because
of the advantage of being armed,
which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
- Gouverneur Morris

Almost everything The Beatles did was great,
and it's hard to improve on.
They were our Bach.
The way to get around it may be to keep it as simple as possible.
- T-Bone Burnett

I enjoy the character interplay.
Sometimes the audience is not laughing,
but smiling, and that is almost just as good because
it keeps them ready to laugh.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed,
since Dances with Wolves.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man,
I suppose it's part of growing up.
- Natalie Wood

Almost everyone thinks they are a good person,
but the question you should be asking is,
am I good enough to go to Heaven? How would you know?
- Candace Cameron

Gertrude Stein really thought of Hemingway as frail.
He almost married Stein.
- Leslie Fiedler

Determine to become one of the best.
Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if
you get to be one of the "best" in your chosen field,
whatever it is.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Some minds seem almost to create themselves,
springing up under every disadvantage and working their
solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
- Washington Irving

On the streets, unrequited love and death go together
almost as often as in Shakespeare.
- Scott Turow

Almost anything is too much.
I am trying in my poems to have the reader be the experiencer.
I do not want to be there.
It is not even a walk we take together.
- Mary Oliver

But, right now, the situation is that almost all of
my writing is out of print.
- Peter Sotos

Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me.
- Woody Harrelson

We can afford almost any mistake once.
- Joe E. Lewis

All the English speakers, or almost all,
have difficulties with the gender of words.
- Bernard Pivot

You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students,
to become friends with one of them.
I don't mean anything erotically charged,
just a friendship.
- Marilyn Hacker

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is -
as it physically is.
This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
- Josef Albers


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