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David Del Tredici Quotes and Sayings

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I began like all composers, writing for small groups.
Chamber groups.
- David Del Tredici

I've always been a composer dependent on texts.
- David Del Tredici

When I first wrote for orchestra, I didn't realize,
when you have 20 people playing a violin line,
that is very different than one person playing that line.
- David Del Tredici

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because
the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.
- David Del Tredici

 

A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult
his choice of expression.
In my case, it was going backwards into tonality.
It seemed so wrong.
The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange,
even though there are precedents.
- David Del Tredici

Well, American composers are the best composers.
At this time in the world, we are where the energy is.
We are the most diverse, the most iconoclastic,
the most maverick, and the most skillful.
- David Del Tredici

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

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And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the
impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.
- Jonathan Coe

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness,
the network world began breaking up.
- Roger Mudd

I live by a hill.
I began walking it and then I began jogging it and
then I began sprinting it.
- Tea Leoni

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew,
I read every book in German that came my way,
and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

When the violation of parity was discovered I began
a series of electronic experiments to investigate parity
violation in hyperon decays.
- James Cronin

Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel,
to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago.
- Meir Kahane

Since the intervention in Afghanistan,
we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions,
we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.
- Jurgen Habermas

The practice of putting women on pedestals began to
die out when it was discovered that they could give
orders better from there.
- Betty Grable

People seem to think that life began with the achievement
of personal independence.
- Katharine Anthony

I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport.
If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier.
It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays.
- Allen Johnson

My life as a working theorist began three months after
this preliminary study and background reading,
when Oscar gently nudged me toward working on a particular problem.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

A few years after my first son was born,
he wanted to know how we chose his name,
so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.
- Boris Becker

But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood.
- Ruben Blades

From the beginning, the series has been story driven -
I began with a story idea -
but research feeds it.
- Jean M. Auel

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading,
I began to write, like a clever monkey.
- Russell Banks

I was writing notes, but not composing poems.
The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
- George Murray

Oddly enough, George Pal always began and ended something with The Bible.
All his pictures had a religious undertone.
God was always there, protecting us.
- Ann Robinson

I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.
- Tracy Austin

The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective,
and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words,
then my message was diluted.
- Galen Rowell

The greatest difference between now and 1964,
when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty
much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King.
- Jonathan Kozol

I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of -
I began writing poetry.
And I find that to be quite usual with writers,
their trying their hand at poetry.
- Shelby Foote

When we first began, we didn't have any hits.
- Diana Ross

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's.
The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
- Hugh Hefner

After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly,
I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

I began to believe the fairy tales: You know,
how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half.
- Michael Bergin

Dodi got a lot of criticism when he began dating Princess Diana.
No one seemed to think he was good enough for her.
- Lorna Luft

I didn't decide I was crazy until 1952.
That's when I began making a steady salary and could afford to be crazy.
- Allan Sherman

Bush began helping Enron in the eighties.
- Paul Begala

At the time that I knew them, they were not living together.
They began dating again after their divorce,
so I didn't really see fighting.
- Kato Kaelin

Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god,
after all.
Or maybe it's a different one.
The old one got fired.
- Terry Gilliam

And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered
in the annals of the country,
arrived.
Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.
- Edward Everett

The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men,
and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw,
and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.
- Black Elk

Whenever there were parties, I wasn't invited because
I began to be like that character.
In a way, that contributed to the success of the performance.
- F. Murray Abraham

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers
that my own first poetic experiments began during a
dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Underground literature only began in the '70s,
when technical developments made it possible.
Before that, we were involved in a game with the censors.
That was our struggle.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history.
I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square.
What a brilliant, painful book.
- Antonia Fraser

My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it.
I was in a McDonald's commercial.
- Corey Feldman

For the gay establishment, the death of right and wrong
began when gaining civil rights ceased to be enough.
- Tammy Bruce

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty
of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.
- Gloria Swanson

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

This new art made a deep impression on me,
and I began to study it ardently.
- Ruggero Leoncavallo

I began revolution with 82 men.
If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith.
It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
- Fidel Castro

I began demonstrating against serious culture.
In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me,
because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.
- Henry Flynt

As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums,
I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York.
- Kate Smith

In the 9th grade I began my first wage work for the
West Side Drug store delivering prescriptions and sundries
on my bicycle to customers who called in orders.
- Vernon L. Smith

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most
of it began to read like coded messages passing between
lonely aliens in a hostile world.
- Russell Baker

John Kerry's service did not end in Vietnam.
It began there.
- Max Cleland

After working with Ligeti I began to hear Brahms and Beethoven differently.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

We began a series of court battles for nine months,
while I was attending classes by telephone.
- Ryan White

It was by listening to Goodman's band,
that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian,
who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.
- Alvin Lee

The pressure began to mount as I kept winning every
time and people were anxious to see if I could be beaten.
- Jahangir Khan

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning.
It was when I started to talk to people working out there,
I began to find what I was looking for.
- Ian Botham

I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999.
If I could finish an album of my own music,
I would.
Five years later I am happy to say I have.
- Jack Irons


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