Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years.
— Horace

Actually, most things I say in public lead more or less directly to my own compositional practice, so I should be careful about generalizing lest they come back to haunt me.
Brian Ferneyhough composite quote

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
— Stephen Covey

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
— Vincent Van Gogh

Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials.
— composite quotation by Marshall McLuhan