746 Total Quotes

American Composer Quotes

Oscar Levant
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Oscar Levant
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Oscar Levant
I can remember Doris Day before she was a virgin.
Oscar Levant
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I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.
Stephen Sondheim
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I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Robert Brault
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George Gershwin
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.
George Gershwin
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Oscar Levant
I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
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The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
Leonard Bernstein
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Leonardo DiCaprio
I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
Leonardo DiCaprio
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If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.
John Cage
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Leonardo DiCaprio
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio
It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that's written about you... Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
Leonardo DiCaprio
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To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copland
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So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Aaron Copland
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If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
Aaron Copland
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I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.
Leonard Bernstein
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Leonardo DiCaprio
When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.
Leonardo DiCaprio
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Oscar Levant
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Oscar Levant
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Leonardo DiCaprio
I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did.
Leonardo DiCaprio
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I knew I was going to be composing. It all makes sense in retrospect. But you don't know while you're in the process of improvising your life.
William Bolcom
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I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
Alan Hovhaness
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Leonardo DiCaprio
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
Leonardo DiCaprio
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We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
Alfred Neuman
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My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
Cole Porter
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Musicians own music because music owns them.
Virgil Thomson
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An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
Edgard Varese
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My wife has them all in a vault... a copy of every album.
Jerry Goldsmith
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A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
John Powell
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Most of my influences are turn-of-the-century.
George Crumb
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I thought if I could get television interested in opera, it would make a kind of new thing that would allow composers to build a whole new repertoire.
Robert Ashley
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Oscar Levant
I am no more humble than my talents require.
Oscar Levant
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