A fact is like a sack - it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.
There are no small number of people in this world who, solitary by nature, always try to go back into their shell like a hermit crab or a snail.
If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.
Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.
The nuclear arms race is like two people sitting in a pool of gasoline spending all their time making matches.
New York was an assault on my senses in every way.
Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.
The music is not in the notes,
but in the silence between.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
His moral deficiencies as an artist were quite extraordinary. When he found the natural superiority of his genius in conflict with the ignorance and frivolity of the public – and the musical ignorance and frivolity of the Venetians and Neapolitans can hardly be overstated – he surrendered without a struggle. Although he was so able a man that it was easier and pleasanter to him to do his work intelligently than to conventionalize it and write down to the popular taste, he never persevered in any innovation that was not well received.
It is much too good for them,they don't know what to do with it.His comment on 'borrowing' others music.
George Frideric Handel
You don't need any brains to listen to music.
"Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
Benedict XVI (Pope)
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
John Paul II
All that counts in life is intention.
"I love you all...I love you all very much!!"
I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
I dont have to be careful Ive got a gun!
You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
I've taken stuff from people, too. You know though, if you steal from one person, you're just a thief. But if you steal from everyone, that's research.
It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test.