The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Special Compose quotations
Forever is composed of nows.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Music is enough for a lifetime - but a lifetime is not enough for music.
When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
I have no illusions about being a genius musician.
I pride myself on being a soldier, a warrior for jazz. I trained a lot of young people, and I've learned my lessons well. I'd like to keep the flame burning.
Man cannot live by bread alone. Man after all is composed of intellect and soul.
I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.
Forever is composed of nows.
BEAUTY will result from the form and correspondence of the whole, with respect to the several parts, of the parts with regard to each other, and of these again to the whole; that the structure may appear an entire and compleat body, wherein each member agrees with the other, and all necessary to compose what you intend to form.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.
Our union is now complete; our constitution composed, established, and approved. You are now the guardians of your own liberties.
I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.
Even in winter it shall be green in my heart.
Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down.
Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves.
Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel!
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics.
They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal
A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.
I am a black man dedicated to expression;
expression of the joy and pride of blackness. I consider myself neither poet, composer, or musician. These are merely tools used by sensitive men to carve out a piece of beauty or truth that they hope may lead to peace and salvation.
The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees, ~~ all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them.
Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows.
Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity.
So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid.
Our life is composed, like the harmony of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones, sweet and harsh, sharp and flat, soft and loud. If a musician liked only one kind, what would he have to say?
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Approaches to death and dying reveal much of the attitude of society as a whole to the individuals who compose it. The development of ideas of what constitutes a good death can even be traced to prehistory.
It is only when we become aware that our time is limited that we can channel our energy into truly living
The phrase 'nature and nurture' is a convenient jingle of words, for it separates under two distinct heads the innumerable elements of which personality is composed. Nature is all that a man brings with himself into the world; nurture is every influence without that affects him after his birth.
All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind.
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
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.