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George Crumb Quotes and Sayings

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In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature,
large and small - the sounds of wind and water,
the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find
their analogues in music.
- George Crumb

As interesting as that music can occasionally be,
I don't think it really replaces the other.
- George Crumb

I think we're in a very low point of music right now.
- George Crumb

The advent of electronically synthesized sound after
World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.
- George Crumb

 

Although technical discussions are interesting to composers,
I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers
of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche.
- George Crumb

Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet
in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar
to that which we earthly composers face today.
- George Crumb

If we look at music history closely,
it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of
great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades,
if not centuries.
- George Crumb

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I am optimistic about the future of music.
- George Crumb

Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer,
in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical
and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred.
- George Crumb

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good -
except I read a little,
so I started with the English but then determined that
it would have to be in Spanish.
- George Crumb

Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music,
rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.
- George Crumb

I frequently hear our present period described as uncertain,
confused, chaotic.
- George Crumb

Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new
music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce
the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature.
- George Crumb

I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries
that I have visited are showing an ever increasing
interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures.
- George Crumb

The future will be the child of the past and the present,
even if a rebellious child.
- George Crumb

Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.
- George Crumb

This is not a happy time for this kind of music in this country.
- George Crumb

The retrospective glance is a relatively easy gesture for us to make.
- George Crumb

I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking
about the latest rock group,
which I'm sure is exciting to some people,
but it neglects a huge area of music.
- George Crumb

Nonetheless, I sense that it will be the task of the
future to somehow synthesize the sheer diversity of
our present resources into a more organic and well-ordered procedure.
- George Crumb

It is easy to write unthinking music.
- George Crumb

The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms
has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music.
- George Crumb

Most of my influences are turn-of-the-century.
- George Crumb

One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture -
some might say the supremely important aspect -
is its extension in the historical and geographical
senses to a degree unknown in the past.
- George Crumb

I am certain that most composers today would consider
today's music to be rich,
not to say confusing, in its enormous diversity of styles,
technical procedures, and systems of esthetics.
- George Crumb

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world
with a broader significance
than the narrow association of
members in a sect or creed.
- Helen Keller

And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators
to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals.
And costs for business means costs for consumers.
- John Hutton

Whereas with foreign coverage there's a much broader
disconnect between you and your audience.
- John Pomfret

In a small company, you often see a lot more of what
goes on in a broader range of things.
And that's good.
- Vinton Cerf

I feel the whole issue has been a witchhunt from day
one as part of a broader Republican political agenda.
- Kojo Annan

While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important,
he has the more important job of bringing out the best
ideas of the broader scientific community.
- Burton Richter

Believe in life!
Always human beings will live and progress to greater,
broader, and fuller life.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Education exposes young people to a broader world,
a world full of opportunity and hope.
- Christine Gregoire

Bush's faith in the rightness of his strategy in the
broader war is deep-seated.
It is a product of faith.
- Rich Lowry

Science goes from question to question;
big questions,
and little, tentative answers.
The questions as they age grow ever broader,
the answers are seen to be more limited.
- George Wald

An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute,
but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table.
- Walter Jon Williams

Laughter, and the broader category of humor,
are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.
- Allen Klein

I really respond to diversity, a broader landscape,
with actors of different ages and races and backgrounds.
- Ryan Phillippe

I don't want to just preach to the church.
I feel like I have a broader message.
- Joel Osteen

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader,
more flexible, fuller, more coherent,
more comprehensive account of what we human beings are,
who we are and what this life is for.
- Saul Bellow

In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find
a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic
and applicable to many European countries.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I share the opinion of those of broader vision,
who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg

We need to think on a broader plane,
we need to do more than we're doing.
- Siobhan Davies

So I think we're, we're, we're as broad a political party,
if not broader than the Democratic Party,
just in a different political spectrum.
- Rudy Giuliani

In order to more fully understand this reality,
we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality.
- John Archibald Wheeler

A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential
to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists
and to win the War on Terrorism.
- Ben Nelson

Out of the past come the standards for judging the present;
standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day
dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.
- George P. Baker

But in a broader sense, when I have more control,
I want to expose people to new ideas.
- Ryan Phillippe

The closer the source of light is to a subject,
the broader the beams are.
- Conrad Hall

We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear
would have brought with it unpredictable but severe
consequences for the functioning of the broader financial
system and the broader economy,
with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values,
and less access to credit for companies and households.
- Timothy Geithner

And when they do spin out of control there are important
ramifications that affect America,
not just its direct national interest but its broader
interests as a nation which has thought of itself as
a beacon to other nations,
of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever.
- John Pomfret

The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort
to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security:
rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction.
- Armstrong Williams

I'm not sure I agree with the thesis,
because I think that even though something grotesque
or gross has been part of film since way back,
what we accept or what we can get away with on the screen is broader now.
- Ivan Reitman

I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion;
to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates
abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus.
- Robert Casey

I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels,
Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant
mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element
into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.
- Trevor Dunn

It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood,
and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women.
As men become aware that few have had a fair chance,
they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.
- Margaret Fuller

Here, the broader issues are already familiar,
and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level.
Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news.
- David Chalmers

We are approaching a new age of synthesis.
Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill...
it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical
thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot
have constructive progress.
- Li Ka Shing

Increasing inequality in income distribution in this
country has broader policy implications,
and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives
that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate
compensation based on decisions they themselves take.
- Barney Frank

But you take a four-year state college,
with a broader range of admission, and what happens
during those four years may be an even greater value-added educational experience.
I don't know.
- Roy Romer

There is a reasonable concern that posting raw data
can be misleading for those who are not trained in
its use and who do not have the broader perspective
within which to place a particular piece of data that is raw.
- Stephen Cambone

This was more of a cartoonish thing for me and it kind of took me back to SCTV,
in a way, where the characters are just a little broader
and you can have that kind of fun going a little over the edge.
- Eugene Levy

A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs.
It seems to me that the church's healing ministry is
going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes.
That's good, it's all positive.
- Roger Mahony

Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference
for television because it tends to deal in its small
way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader
church of people than theatre.
- Christopher Eccleston

You can not possibly have a broader basis for government
than that which includes all the people,
with all their rights in their hands,
and with an equal power to maintain their rights.
- William Lloyd Garrison

When you raise issues with the President,
try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent.
Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance.
This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain
how variation occurs within limits,
however.
They aspire to answer a much broader question-which
is how complex organisms like birds,
and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
- Phillip E. Johnson

The aesthetic of architecture has to be rooted in a
broader idea about human activities like walking,
relaxing and communicating.
Architecture thinks about how these activities can be given added value.
- Thom Mayne

It's hard to pay attention these days because of multiple
affects of the information technology nowadays.
You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind,
but I don't think it's necessarily broader or smarter.
- Robert Redford

Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States,
it is a global crisis.
We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened,
but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult
to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that
built up in the years before the start of our current troubles.
- Timothy Geithner


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