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Terry Riley Quotes and Sayings

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Throughout the evening I would be recording these long
saxophone delays and about four hours into the concert,
if I wanted to take a break I would just play back the saxophone.
- Terry Riley

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition
into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it,
without anything just repeated patterns,
musical patterns.
- Terry Riley

I was using tape loops for dancers and dance production.
I had very funky primitive equipment,
in fact technology wasn't very good no matter how much money you had.
- Terry Riley

I had already done Rainbow in Curved Air and had a big record on CBS.
I was launched to have a long career and then I just
dropped out and went to India.
- Terry Riley

 

Talking about the all night concerts,
I did some of the first all night concerts back in
the 60's with this little harmonium,
and I also had saxophone taped delays.
- Terry Riley

Everyone seems to be in a kind of accelerated time
mode that is beyond their own control.
- Terry Riley

I had been interested in Indian music and I actually
started studying Tableaus before I met him.
- Terry Riley

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Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics.
- Terry Riley

We are either going to dissolve as a human race or
we are going to break through into a new understanding
of what it is to be a human being.
- Terry Riley

Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I
decided I wanted to do it with live musicians.
To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live.
Musicians would be able to play it and create this
kind of abstract fabric of sound.
- Terry Riley

It seems like we are moving towards something,
some kind of point and it is probably going to be an
important point in our development or dissolution.
That is what everybody seems to be thinking.
- Terry Riley

Music can also be a sensual pleasure,
like eating food or sex.
But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking
us to a real understanding of something in our nature
which we can very rarely get at.
It is a spiritual state of oneness.
- Terry Riley

It is important that we are coming up on the millennium
because what I am experiencing,
just being one person out of billions,
is the feeling of acceleration.
I experience this through my contact with other people.
- Terry Riley

I really didn't have a plan, I just went in and started playing.
one of my specialties was to be able to play for a
really long time without stopping and I would play
these repeated patterns for hours and hours and I wouldn't seem to get tired.
- Terry Riley

Well I guess my music came to prominence around one
piece called 'In C' which I wrote in 1964 at that time
it was called 'The Global Villages for Symphonic Pieces',
because it was a piece built out of 53 simple patterns
and the structure was new to music at that time.
- Terry Riley

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As a happy person, you radiate happiness to the world.
Visualize your light radiating throughout the world,
passing from person to person until it encircles the globe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your spirit soars throughout the vast Cathedral of Your Being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that
I've always looked up to.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

It's not enough to have economic growth.
You have to distribute wealth throughout all of society.
- Tabare Vazquez

The soy-bean, in particular, has proved sufficiently
resistant to cold in spring and to adverse weather
during summer to warrant heavy planting,
especially throughout the South.
- David F. Houston

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal.
throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges
as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.
- Felix Marti-Ibanez

I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout
my career working for the deaf.
- Camryn Manheim

Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout
the world and throughout history.
It's something that has provided permanence and stability
for our very social structure.
- David Vitter

Throughout my career I swam for form.
Speed came as a result of it.
- Johnny Weissmuller

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly
through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions,
not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
- Igor Stravinsky

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious,
uninterrupted conversation with his public.
- Maurice Chevalier

Since President Bush took office in 2001,
this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy,
freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
- Ginny B. Waite

All I know is that skating is getting better,
the guys are getting better throughout the whole age range.
- Elvis Stojko

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is
wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout this country.
The drug's use is spreading across the United States.
- Rick Larsen

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives,
two friends that always remained strange to one another,
because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity,
the other by difference.
- Emil Ludwig

The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq,
that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country.
- Peter Pace

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life,
I frequently precipitated what I feared most,
the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused.
- Luke Ford

Amtrak offers riders a cost-effective way to travel throughout the country.
- Tim Bishop

Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law,
as man has been its master.
- Freda Adler

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

Throughout my career, if I have done anything,
I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing -
if I respect the song.
If I cannot project this to a listener,
I fail.
- Frank Sinatra

Throughout American history many of our social gains
and much of our progress toward democracy were made
possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

Throughout Soviet times, I understood what was really
happening in the world around me.
- Lennart Meri

The happy Union of these States is a wonder;
their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope
of Liberty throughout the world.
- James Madison

Throughout the country, I see the same design problems
and solutions over and over.
- Douglas Wilson

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries,
the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate,
and replace the savage races throughout the world.
- Charles Darwin

I was completely loyal and faithful to Stephen throughout this time as,
indeed, he assured me he was to me.
- Elizabeth Hurley

To sum up, what has been our policy? We looked for
and found friends all throughout the world.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I felt guilty throughout the whole time,
but I was seduced.
The power of these drugs, sex, power,
and money, was extremely strong for me.
- John Perkins

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices,
and we have to accept the consequences of every deed,
word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In economic panics throughout history,
the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners
and the middle class has often led to social revolution,
sometimes violent upheavals.
- Nick Clooney

I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
- Charlize Theron

The Getty family has been fully supportive throughout this situation,
and for that, I am very grateful.
- Gordon Getty

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity,
those who have claimed to possess a total explanation,
have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
- Salman Rushdie

Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops,
particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency
and roadside bombs throughout Iraq.
- Christopher Dodd

No man can be held throughout the day by what happens throughout the night.
- Sally Stanford

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded
my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs,
proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at
my max performance level.
- Barry Bonds

I think that realistically we can shoot for the title this year.
If we stay healthy and be persistent throughout the season,
I think we have good chance to go all the way.
- Jason Kidd

I have never taken more than two weeks to record an
album throughout my career.
- Ginger Baker

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life
of ease left a name worth remembering.
- Theodore Roosevelt


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