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Michael Tippett Quotes and Sayings

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Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

Related topics: Music

Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater.
- Michael Tippett

The blues are like the fugue in 18th century.
It's probably the music that belongs most to our time.
- Michael Tippett

Shiva danced the world into existence...
that's a very nice thought.
- Michael Tippett

 

I remain a humanist.
We are a very curious race.
- Michael Tippett

Poetry is fascinating.
As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra,
and somehow prose can go over into poetry.
- Michael Tippett

Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life
disappeared until he was locked inside.
That is a figure quite extreme.
- Michael Tippett

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Music is a performing art, as any Native American will tell you.
It isn't there in the score.
- Michael Tippett

The Greek sculptor - I don't think he was very different from any of us.
- Michael Tippett

Music remains the most strange of the materials because
we don't understand what happens when music moves you.
- Michael Tippett

When we use terms we get confused, yet we have no other way.
- Michael Tippett

The nearest figure to myself would be Shakespeare.
- Michael Tippett

Public notice does not necessarily accord with internal fulfillment.
- Michael Tippett

I think we're all pretty odd.
- Michael Tippett

I've seldom become nostalgic or settled.
- Michael Tippett

Shakespeare fascinated me.
He hardly ever left the country.
His imagination was worldwide though reading.
- Michael Tippett

Conductors don't suffer, they are part of the performance.
- Michael Tippett

This is something special.
You can attempt to have a kind of non-living music.
- Michael Tippett

Nature has different times.
- Michael Tippett

I'm outside the music I've made.
I have no interest in it.
- Michael Tippett

My true function within a society which embraces all
of us is to continue an age-old tradition.
This tradition is to create images from the depths
of the imagination and to give them form,
whether visual, intellectual or musical.
- Michael Tippett

I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern
music and modern art is not a conspiracy,
but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly,
decently and with all their being.
- Michael Tippett

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People PHOTO

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

You are the music while the music lasts.
- T. S. Eliot

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve

All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
- Mickey Hart

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
- Edgar Winter

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

All good music resembles something.
Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the
objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
- Karl Lagerfeld

But when you get music and words together,
that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

I don't care much about music.
What I like is sounds.
- Dizzy Gillespie

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy,
and when I make music I always hope it will have the
same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

If you want to make beautiful music,
you must play the black and the white notes together.
- Richard M. Nixon

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall,
with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
- Isaac Stern

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul


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