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Carlisle Quotes

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In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find
a place in the permanent repertoire.
- Bruce Beresford

After we have calmly stood by and allowed monopolies to grow fat,
we should not be asked to make them bloated.
- John Griffin Carlisle

My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity,
and people came to terrible bad ends there.
- Kitty Carlisle

The rest is a mere matter of detail,
to be settled with judgment,
discretion, and caution.
- John Griffin Carlisle

 

I was taken to concerts when I was six,
seven years old, and sat in a box throughout the whole evening.
- Kitty Carlisle

It seems to me opera is just as relevant as an expressive art as anything else.
- Carlisle Floyd

If an American audience is given a serious musical
theater piece that is well produced,
dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted,
they'll respond to it.
- Carlisle Floyd

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I was interested in what was really going on in Salem at that time,
and I resolved to investigate this seemingly unorthodox
treatment of the people and the period.
- Carlisle Floyd

If I felt that one of my operas did not come off I would certainly say so.
- Carlisle Floyd

You can't possibly predict what will last or not.
But once you attempt to write for the ages,
you're doomed.
- Carlisle Floyd

I had all the normal interests - I played basketball
and I headed the school paper.
But I also developed very early a great love for music
and literature and the theater.
- Carlisle Floyd

I find it enormously valuable to be sure that that
the pacing is what I think it is and that the scenes
have the shape I think they have musically and dramatically.
- Carlisle Floyd

Our enormous surplus revenues are illogical and oppressive.
- John Griffin Carlisle

I get on the floor, and I can do things a woman a fifth my age can't do.
- Kitty Carlisle

Opera is given so little attention in the national press.
- Carlisle Floyd

And I wasn't crazy about Hollywood in those days.
- Kitty Carlisle

It will shock many - I've lived a full life and really
enjoyed my time as a pop star.
- Belinda Carlisle

You don't have to be age 20 and size zero to be sexually
viable or viable as a woman.
- Belinda Carlisle

I found a certain kind of music congenial to me;
it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.
- Carlisle Floyd

It was considered oh, not proper for children to go to the movies.
- Kitty Carlisle

I think anything that is expressed directly and as
honestly as possible will last.
- Carlisle Floyd

When I've seen my operas in Europe, they have always
struck me as more American than when I hear them here.
I can't tell you what that phenomenon is.
- Carlisle Floyd

In the broad and sweeping sense which the use of the term generally implies,
I am not a free-trader.
- John Griffin Carlisle

It never occurred to me that I looked like a movie star.
- Kitty Carlisle

I was born in New Orleans, and I wasn't allowed to go to the movies.
- Kitty Carlisle

So in those days, they were scooping up any young person
who could sing and look decent,
ah, at the same time.
- Kitty Carlisle

I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent,
by my father.
- Carlisle Floyd

Anyone who creates something new or does something
different artistically is going to be singled out.
- Carlisle Floyd

I've never set out consciously to write American music.
I don't know what that would be unless the obvious
Appalachian folk references.
- Carlisle Floyd

If something is successful with the audience,
it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that
not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!
- Carlisle Floyd

And I didn't, that's why my career was very short lived.
- Kitty Carlisle

America tends to worship the modest talent because
it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
- Carlisle Floyd

There is something inherent in our democracy that tends to want to level.
America is a little uncomfortable in the presence of
someone who is distinctly superior in whatever way.
- Carlisle Floyd

Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject
not for polemical reasons,
but because it contains vivid characters in highly
charged dramatic situations.
- Carlisle Floyd

So I got caught up in the same wave as everybody else
and went right out to Hollywood,
to make movies.
- Kitty Carlisle

Life's too short to be a Go-Go for twenty years.
- Belinda Carlisle

I was near sighted.
I was born myopic, and I got glasses,
right after that.
- Kitty Carlisle

The artist is something of an outsider in America.
I have always felt that America does not value its artists,
certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
- Carlisle Floyd

Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since
dust has been through the art which has survived them.
- Carlisle Floyd

The next thing that happened to me was that I,
we, were living in Paris where I then grew up.
- Kitty Carlisle

Most of the important composers in our country are
clustered in the Northeast.
- Carlisle Floyd

What is American music? The most satisfying answer
I've come across is that it was a kind of natural comfort
with the vernacular which is diverse and regional;
it's not one particular set of sounds.
- Carlisle Floyd

There's the Bacon society, which is fostered by his fourth wife Helen Bacon,
but I don't know what kind of performances his music gets.
He wrote symphonic music and some chorale music.
- Carlisle Floyd

The performances of my works in the last 10 years are
probably equal to all the previous years put together.
There are so many venues now and there is a completely
new public for opera that's grown up outside of the
traditional core opera public.
- Carlisle Floyd

It is entirely undemocratic to continue these burdens
on the people for years and years after the requirements
of protection have been met and the representatives
of these industries have become incrusted with wealth.
- John Griffin Carlisle

The story of Willie Stark fascinated me because it
was tackling the story of a man who outwardly has all
the success one could possibly want and who is destroyed by his personal demons.
- Carlisle Floyd

It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations.
One of the first things the young composers who come
to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like,
instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience.
- Carlisle Floyd

It's necessary to track characters all the way through an opera.
If you're dealing with more than one or two characters,
it's very easy to forget that the others have lives
of their own that feed into the story.
- Carlisle Floyd

We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white,
which they didn't.
They loved very bright colors.
And there were other differences in perceptions that
gave one a very different view of them.
- Carlisle Floyd

Socially I never was an outsider.
I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly,
but perhaps it was wanting to belong,
and at the same time wanting to retain one's own personality.
- Carlisle Floyd

People in very high places suddenly fall,
and we are always surprised because we don't factor
in the basic element that they're humans and,
therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses.
- Carlisle Floyd

We don't have access to a national forum that we had in those days,
through the news magazines which were the television news of the time.
It's very disturbing to me that we've sort of been pushed to the corners.
- Carlisle Floyd

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path.
One choice makes us slaves to circumstance,
while the other empowers us, and motivates us
to follow our dreams - and our happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I view the Divine and All of Life
from the perspective of Celebration.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have an instinctive fear of the unseen.
Make a conscious effort to discover
and embrace the unfamiliar -
to view the unknown not as a lurking monster,
but as a glorious adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu


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