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John Eaton Quotes and Sayings

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I think a lot of composers get into trouble just making
up a plot and expecting an audience to follow that.
- John Eaton

Nevertheless, one doesn't have time to think,
oh, well, this is a quarter tone sharp,
or flat.
- John Eaton

I really write for people.
- John Eaton

We need to open up the future.
We also need to keep everything valuable from the past.
- John Eaton

 

I'm thinking in terms of a point of departure,
a field of action for performers to express an expressive
need of mine which hopefully the context of music would convey.
- John Eaton

Well, the very best operas are the ones written by the very best composers.
- John Eaton

It's not important to me to found a school;
it's not important to me to have disciples.
- John Eaton

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Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama,
that is, modern opera as we know it.
- John Eaton

I want the audience to be so involved in the sweep of the music.
- John Eaton

We need to have as broad a range as possible,
because life itself has that kind of range.
- John Eaton

Well, let me, first of all, say, that as a microtonal composer,
I've never been much of a theorist.
- John Eaton

But nevertheless, it's music ultimately that matters in opera,
and opera is a piece of music reaching out as a vision
in sound reaching out to the world.
- John Eaton

If you look at the timing of many of the Greek dramas
from the theatrical point of view,
it's all off, and I think the reason for that is that
music played a very important part.
- John Eaton

We need it to capture the energy of contemporary life.
- John Eaton

I think one of the greatest enemies in the use of technology,
however, is the idea that if you use the technology
you have to throw other things out of the window.
- John Eaton

I've just simply used what I've used because of the great,
great expressive potential of it.
- John Eaton

I think I was first to do live performances on a modern
electronic sound synthesizer.
- John Eaton

The way that I got involved with microtonal music was,
frankly, through jazz.
- John Eaton

What's important for me is to communicate the vision
that I have in sound with the audience that's hearing it.
- John Eaton

However, yes, especially as one gets older,
you know, you really hope that your music will become
more generally available,
even though some of the performances might be riddled with faults.
- John Eaton

In other words, I think that if an audience listens
to something as an experience of how in tune it is
or something of that kind,
that the whole point is somehow being missed,
and the music has failed.
- John Eaton

I think the composer and production staff of an opera
have a real responsibility to use visual elements of
all kinds to make clear to the American audience,
at any rate, exactly what is going on.
- John Eaton

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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