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Gunther Schuller Quotes and Sayings

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As rich as Cincinnati was in live music,
New York was even more.
- Gunther Schuller

Well, because music is my life and music is not work for me.
- Gunther Schuller

I would like to read some books: I don't have time;
I would like to continue working on my autobiography.
- Gunther Schuller

So this anchoring in some way, in some important way
in the past without repeating the past,
but on the basis of the past building something new:
that is what is important.
- Gunther Schuller

 

As long as I'm healthy and can keep going that's what I'll do.
- Gunther Schuller

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold,
there were all kinds of young musicians,
talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
- Gunther Schuller

So now, thirty years, forty years later,
I mean, I could find a whole orchestra of a thousand
to put these things together in New York City alone.
In those days, if I could scrape up twenty musicians
to do this it was something extraordinary.
- Gunther Schuller

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But somehow, I felt no inclination to be interested
in it in any amateur way,
let alone professional, until suddenly I became interested.
And the first thing I did was to compose:
not play an instrument,
but to compose.
- Gunther Schuller

The record company started as an adjunct to that,
to give young composers their first recorded performances;
to give young musicians their first debut on a recording.
These are all things that big record companies would
never touch because there is no money in it!
- Gunther Schuller

Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer,
conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot
of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort
of long-term commitments and obligations.
- Gunther Schuller

That was more or less coincidental in the sense that
my parents wanted me to come back to New York because
that's the center of musical activity still to this day,
more or less, and so I auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera.
- Gunther Schuller

And it is this sense that some of us have to contribute to the culture,
to the society in ways that may hurt financially,
so what? We do it because we are born to do it,
we feel we have no other choice and so be it.
- Gunther Schuller

I don't hate work, composing is not work for me,
it's my pleasure; it's my life.
So why should I stop? If something is pleasurable and exciting and rewarding,
why should one stop?
- Gunther Schuller

You know, I'm not gonna take my money with me to heaven or hell,
wherever I'm going.
So I want to do something good with it even though
my means are very limited.
I'm no millionaire!
- Gunther Schuller

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Let my soul smile through my heart
and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields PHOTO

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

It's not your salary that makes you rich,
it's your spending habits.
- Charles A. Jaffe

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one
basket and then watch that basket.
- Andrew Carnegie

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

In this world it is not what we take up,
but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The rich are not born skeptical or cynical.
They are made that way by events, circumstances.
- Paul Getty

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too
often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
- Andrew Jackson

Guilt for being rich,
and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough
and you have to go and get shot or something.
- John Lennon

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid
for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence,
to live as if he were poor.
- William Temple

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

I believe life's rich experiences need to be shared with others -
for me this is the way one builds knowledge.
- Pravs J

There are people who have money and people who are rich.
- Coco Chanel

As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight
to see us neat and cleanly,
fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to
the heighth of her estate,
but not beyond it.
- Margaret Cavendish

The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself,
and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that's
filed everywhere else except under travel.
- Robyn Davidson

We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans
and the Michael Jacksons of this world.
The rich and the famous don't participate in this.
- Panayiotis Zavos

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage.
In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
- Jon Corzine

Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances,
I consider my life to be immeasurably rich.
- Sonia Sotomayor

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great
deal of money and being rich.
- Marlene Dietrich

The rich are not born sceptical or cynical.
They are made that way by events, circumstances.
- Paul Getty

I'd like to be rich.
I'd like a lot of money to put into my physicals and
to buy food for all my friends.
- Syd Barrett

I would rather do many small roles on TV,
stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
- Miranda Richardson

But the fact is, most people are not going to be rich someday.
- Roger Ebert

Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic,
and affords noble declamation.
Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern.
- Edward Moore

It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor -
as long as you've got money.
- Joe E. Lewis

You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music,
culture, the two races, the literature,
and it's so rich.
- Robert Duvall

Often for hors d'oeuvres, I serve room temperature vegetables,
something like that, so that the main course might
be quite rich but the first course has balanced it out.
- Sally Schneider

I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful.
- Tre Cool

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
- Bill Griffith

Anne is very forgiving.
She doesn't care about money, being rich,
or clothes.
We never argued about finances.
- Jerry Stiller

I enjoy working with complicated equipment.
A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box,
but I feed it through so many things that what comes
out sounds very complex and rich.
- Brian Eno


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