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Toru Takemitsu Quotes and Sayings

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I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who
keeps thinking about melody...
I am old fashioned.
- Toru Takemitsu

Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings.
Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.
- Toru Takemitsu

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams
of sound that penetrate the world.
- Toru Takemitsu

 

Music is a form of prayer.
- Toru Takemitsu

I always want to write erotic music...
Not only about the love between men and women,
but in a much more universal sense -
about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe...
about life.
- Toru Takemitsu

The art music of the West has developed through out
its history by means of individual geniuses,
and out of the soil supporting them;
non-Western musicians were born,
and grew like the grasses of the field.
- Toru Takemitsu

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If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given
me the same adrenaline rush as racing.
- Valentino Rossi

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped,
probably arboreal in its habits.
- Charles Darwin

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

I haven't got any special religion this morning.
My God is the God of Walkers.
If you walk hard enough,
you probably don't need any other god.
- Bruce Chatwin

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.
- Karrie Webb

If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland

If a man smiles all the time,
he's probably selling something that doesn't work.
- George Carlin

A society made up of individuals who were all capable
of original thought would probably be unendurable.
- H. L. Mencken

I probably listen to Burn more than any of them,
because it was so new me, so novel.
To see my name on an actual record was such an incredible feeling.
- David Coverdale

People generally have sex fairly young,
and probably younger than they should be having it.
- Steve Carell

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career,
maybe even more.
When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.
- Charles M. Schwab

If I went to them all dressed up and flashed a nice
smile for the cameras it would probably be easier for me to get work.
But I just can't tolerate it.
- Charlie Hunnam

That was probably the stamp that went into my mind,
because I worked in television for many years,
doing that kind of music, so that really was my strong forte.
- Skitch Henderson

Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the
perfect New Orleans book.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go
to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint
some plates and do something fun like that.
- Christina Milian

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences,
is what happens every time humans try to change the
natural ecology of a place.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

When we started off it was all nervous energy and we
probably played everything twice as fast as we do now.
- Dan Hawkins

If I put the script down more than once,
there's a good chance that I probably don't want to play the part.
- Joe Lando

But probably this is helps to win, to win,
to gold, more gold medals, and to win most my important medal,
heart of people.
This is most important for me.
- Olga Korbut

If it wasn't for golf, I'd probably still be a caddy.
- George Archer

I probably went to musique concrete concerts -
though not the very first ones -
at the beginning of the 50s.
- Luc Ferrari

Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks.
I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.
- Layne Staley

My "fear" is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
- Franz Kafka

Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of
my metaphysical inclinations,
I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is.
- Martha Beck

The simplest definition of advertising,
and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination,
is that advertising is selling in print.
- Daniel Starch

It's probably fair to say that the ratio of time our
Connector developers spend in the debugger versus the
Emacs buffer is higher than with most software.
- Nat Friedman

If a cow walked into this room, I'd probably walk out.
I could milk it, but my dad never forced me to do a lot of chores like that,
mostly because he loved doing it himself.
- Stuart Appleby

More labels should be like that.
Instead of putting these records out myself,
I should have just signed with them,
but they probably don't like my music (laughs).
- Matthew Sweet

Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth
in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Rock and roll has probably given more than it's taken.
- Charlie Watts

My real self is probably more creative and more frightening
than any sort of drink or drug-induced state.
- Ron Wood

If I hadn't become a celebrity, I'd probably be an alcoholic.
- Paul Lynde

One of the main things I do is focus on ideas and what
stories we decide to tell,
but probably the biggest part of my job I'd say is
working on the storyboards.
- Craig McCracken

So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably
run by professional soldiers,
and the rest of them are just recruits,
or people who are just forced to join the army.
- Gerald Scarfe

I probably played hurt a lot more times than I should have.
- Merlin Olsen

You can crash on one set of rocks or the other set of rocks,
and they crashed on the other set of rocks,
which was probably being too little to be commercially viable.
- David Talbot

I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times.
- Alison Bechdel

Once you're halfway home, you know that you can probably
get the rest of the way there.
- Janis Ian


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