A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears.

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Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed.

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I know of no better definition of love than the one given by Proust - Love is space and time measured by the heart.

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Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out.

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Love is born of faith, lives on hope, and dies of charity.

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Music is...a form of remembering, a return to the seasons of the heart long gone.

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Love, which, in concert with Abstinence, established Faith, and which, along with Patience, builds up Chastity, is like the columns that sustain the four corners of a house. For it was that same Love which planted a glorious garden redolent with precious herbs and noble flowers-roses and lilies-which breathed forth a wondrous fragrance, that garden on which the true Solomon was accustomed to feast his eyes.

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