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John Corigliano Quotes and Sayings

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I'm glad I won it because when I grew up the Pulitzer
was the award that every composer wanted and I was like that too.
- John Corigliano

You become a great composer when you win a Pulitzer.
But I think that now it's a completely meaningless award.
- John Corigliano

Art is not only about angst.
- John Corigliano

Jazz is not the popular culture.
Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music.
A very small minority of people really love it.
- John Corigliano

 

I think art can reflect tragedy.
- John Corigliano

I think it's good for the composer to teach because
you always have new students and you have to begin
at the beginning and make things clear.
- John Corigliano

What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this
over years of really thinking about it -
is that style is the unconscious choices I make.
- John Corigliano

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I find respect for a mediocre British composer,
as opposed to a really good American,
ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he's from England.
- John Corigliano

Eighty percent of my pieces gravitate towards an A,
as a tonal thing, not at the beginning,
but somewhere in it.
- John Corigliano

I have tremendous respect for film composers.
- John Corigliano

The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement.
Destroy everything.
Don't build on the past.
There is no past.
- John Corigliano

I always conceive a piece as a different set of challenges.
- John Corigliano

I don't think that the Pulitzer should be given the way it is.
I think the competition should be anonymous.
I think completely different people would win it if
the names were taken off because a lot of it is done
on relationships and names.
- John Corigliano

The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is
unnecessary to most film projects,
and most film composers make better use of the enormous
range of pop and other materials and techniques required
of them than I probably would,
faced with the same challenge.
- John Corigliano

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.
I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
- Jonah Lomu

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home,
and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
- Martin Luther

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is
glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
- Anne Roiphe

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day during my life.
- George Armstrong Custer

Audiences always sound like they're glad to see me,
and I'm damned glad to see them.
- Claudette Colbert

He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.
- Thomas Brooks

So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value,
and I'm glad that a lot of people recognize that now.
People realize now the value of them as educational.
- Ray Harryhausen

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love,
to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
- Henry Van Dyke

Making this movie was a great opportunity for me to explore high-definition.
I'm glad I got to see what the challenges are,
what makes it better.
It works wonderfully.
- Debbie Allen

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
- Groucho Marx

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight,
a prince, an elf and a pirate.
I am so glad to have done all of that already.
- Orlando Bloom

The sword is very handsome.
I am too old and infirm, as you see,
to ever use a sword again,
but I am glad that my old mother state has not entirely forgotten me.
- George Rogers Clark

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all
behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.
- Black Kettle

I'm glad the truth is out.
I'm glad everyone knows I'm innocent,
not guilty.
- Puff Daddy

Avant-garde music is sort of research music.
You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it.
- Brian Eno

But I can't wait to watch the Tonys this Sunday.
I'm really glad Broadway is doing so well this year,
especially with its straight plays.
It's been a wonderful year.
- Gregory Harrison

My following is straight.
I'm so glad.
- Paul Lynde

I'm glad Reagan is president.
Of course, I'm a professional comedian.
- Will Durst

Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung,
because singing is my business.
- Pete Seeger

Well, we are very glad that Russia is so close with NATO.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

Growing up I felt like my nose was big.
I was always like, 'I'm going to get a nose job one day'.
I'm glad I didn't.
- Ashlee Simpson

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment,
which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
- Dean Acheson

One of the things I was so glad that happened to me
on Knots was that I learned to relax.
- Ted Shackelford

I have a deadline.
I'm glad.
I think that will help me get it done.
- Michael Chabon

I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the
Mediterranean Sea at midnight.
- Mercedes McCambridge

From here it sounds great to say we'll all get together soon,
but all I know is this: you can call me fifty days
or fifty years from now and I'll be glad to see you.
- Richard Hooker

The news comes somewhat late, but I'm glad to hear it nevertheless.
- Malcolm Campbell

I am glad to learn that the Parliament Bill has been
passed for the Darlington Railway.
- George Stephenson

I'm glad I was never an heiress.
- Antonia Fraser

But do you know, I shall not be sorry to die.
I shall be glad, Monsieur.
And why glad, you ask? Because I love France and hate
the Germans who have put this war on us.
- Philip Gibbs

I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't,
because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it.
- Clarence Darrow

Now I ask you to make your sacrifice.
Take a gamble.
I took the plunge and I'm glad of it.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Youth is to all the glad season of life;
but often only by what it hopes,
not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
- Thomas Carlyle

Until this movie I have played a boxer,
a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate.
I am so glad to have done all of that already,
and am ready for this phase of my career.
- Orlando Bloom

I've got the brain of a four year old.
I'll bet he was glad to be rid of it.
- Groucho Marx

You know I feel very fortunate that my life has turned
out the way that it has -
whatever that means -
I mean...
you know, to say that I would be glad would mean that I planned it.
- Oliver Platt

Today is a great day, not only of healing and reconciliation,
but also coming together.
I'm so glad the whole Little Rock Nine was alive and here to see this.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no.
I have said no to a lot of temptations,
and I am glad I did.
- Penelope Cruz

Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that,
for there was nothing in it.
- George III

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to
say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism
to democracy and this is a road of no return.
- Chen Shui-bian

It's never the wrong time to call on Toad.
Early or late he's always the same fellow.
Always good-tempered, always glad to see you,
always sorry when you go!
- Kenneth Grahame

You just sort of let them go for a while,
but it was time to have something done to my teeth.
I'm glad.
It's going to be good.
Tom Cruise has braces now, too.
I'm right in style.
- Faye Dunaway

I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA.
We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports.
- Martina Hingis

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
- Ovid

That's right, fall in one pit and start over from the beginning!
Well, thankfully my buddies practically tied me to
my chair until I put in extra lives and I'm glad they did.
- David Crane

Physically I'm tired at the end of the day and quite
glad to be reading in bed by midnight.
- Bob Geldof

I felt weary of the responsibility of owning houses
and was glad enough to pass mine on to others.
- Lillie Langtry

I'm glad I'm not bisexual.
I couldn't stand being rejected by men as well as women.
- Bernard Manning

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry,
easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot
be mended and patient when there be no redress.
- Elizabeth Montagu


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