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Turner Catledge Quotes and Sayings

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The composing room has an unlimited supply of periods
available to terminate short,
simple sentences.
- Turner Catledge

The songs of Bizet are by a French peer of Rossini.
When Rossini stopped composing, he was living in Paris.
He also wrote some beautiful songs in French.
- Cecilia Bartoli

I wonder if we are all wrong about each other,
if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
- Rebecca West

My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan.
- Alex North

 

There will have to be times when I'm not conducting because I'm composing.
I haven't solved that problem, and perhaps I never will.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Yes, sampling has changed not just my way of playing and composing.
- Klaus Schulze

My mother also had us take piano lessons,
and this had a similar effect.
I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for
pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing.
- Robert B. Laughlin

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Since age seven, I've been composing and have never stopped composing,
yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been.
- Lukas Foss

The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
- T. S. Eliot

What I wanted and what I visualized while composing
has not always been realized.
- Gustav Mahler

Ever since Two Daughters I've been composing my own music.
- Satyajit Ray

However, I began composing as soon as I started taking piano lessons.
- Gyorgy Legeti

I try not to observe myself in the process of composing
a poem because I don't want to come up with a formula,
which I would then be unscrupulous in using.
- Thom Gunn

Poetry is composing for the breath.
- Peter Davison

I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people,
but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks.
Just the same, it's been great.
- Stanley Clarke

I don't meditate before I play or compose,
but I see playing and composing as meditative acts.
- Steve Swallow

You might lose your spontaneity and,
instead of composing first-rate Gershwin,
end up with second rate Ravel.
- Maurice Ravel

I began composing works which were imitative of the
music I was being told about.
I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.
- Henry Flynt

I don't like to box myself in when I'm composing.
- Roscoe Mitchell

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through
every other word you have written;
you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
- Sydney Smith

I was very committed to the process of composing,
working at poems, putting things together and taking
them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
- David Antin

I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing
music and composing music,
but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
- Bruce Cockburn

I have come up with very creative ideas that really
didn't work with the song I was currently composing.
- Ken Hill

Composing is my life blood.
- Morton Gould

I was writing notes, but not composing poems.
The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
- George Murray

I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be
done as it has been done.
- Franz Schubert

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

There is nothing greater than the joy of composing
something oneself and then listening to it.
- Clara Schumann

Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos,
even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians,
of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different
tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore.
I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry.
I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and
immediately began composing in my head.
I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.
- Gordon Getty

While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor,
he was also very serious about composing music.
In reality there are only a handful of skilled players
who can play his most complex pieces.
It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory.
- Dweezil Zappa

I did quite a lot of the arranging, fitting different sections together,
tempo changes, all sorts of things like that.
I actually acted as a bridge between Robert and Ian.
Not so much composing, rather presenting musical ideas at each rehearsal.
- Michael Giles

I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament
and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach,
living in anonymity and composing regularly for an
established service and for God.
- Igor Stravinsky

There are people who must spend huge amounts of time
composing these online diatribes against me,
all about how disgusting and terrible I am and how
no one should ever read my books,
and it's not enough for them to hate me,
they can't stand the fact that ANYONE likes me!
- Poppy Z. Brite

Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house.
Slowly you see more details of the house-the color
of the slates and bricks,
the shape of the windows.
The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
- Benjamin Britten

When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head,
a catch phrase.
When I was writing pop songs for a few years,
as a career, separate from my folksinging career,
I used to write songs for pop singers.
- Tom Glazer

The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns,
is that there is not one organizational procedure more
advantageous than another,
perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others.
- Morton Feldman

I don't hate work, composing is not work for me,
it's my pleasure; it's my life.
So why should I stop? If something is pleasurable and exciting and rewarding,
why should one stop?
- Gunther Schuller

I think my playing has been orchestral throughout the years,
and this is another way of expressing that.
But I primarily see it as the ultimate accomplishment of a musician.
Composing makes me feel like I've finally gotten all
the way up the ladder as a musician.
- Tony Williams

Being in the studio is okay but sitting in a room by
yourself composing is a discipline that takes a certain
type of mind set and Tommy has a great gift for that as did the previous guy.
- James Young

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Sing Wild Songs Of Adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.
It gets the hurt out in the open into the light,
out of the darkness.
- Reba McEntire

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

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

There are more love songs than anything else.
If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
- Frank Zappa

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood.
My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production,
just like most of my movies were.
- Elvis Presley

I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs.
- Carly Simon

I didn't really know what I was doing when I started.
I just started writing songs.
After two songs I just continued to explore it.
- Neil Young

We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible,
and singing the songs of David.
- William Brewster

Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting
and pasting in the studio.
- Huey Lewis

And when I've been away from my family and friends,
I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
- Beau Bridges

I was never too keen on the British music press.
They've called us a supermarket hype,
and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
- Freddie Mercury

I will be singing primarily all the songs from the
musicals that I have been in from over the years.
- Elaine Paige

I actually started singing those songs six or seven years ago,
when I was an opening act for Frank Sinatra.
- Pia Zadora

I love Mary Chapin Carpenter songs.
I love her songs 'Come On, Come On' and 'I Am A Town',
they're two of my favorite songs.
- Betty Buckley

He's written some great songs.
I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.
- Alan Jackson

I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing -
an extra verse about a friend,
or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.
- Jackson Browne

My songs are self-explanatory...
somebody pointed out to me that...
my songs pretty much speak for themselves.
- Christine McVie

When you write songs, you can't really point out the
exact thing you're inspired by.
It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're
trying to put into words.
- Keren Ann


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