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Ansel Adams Quotes > The negative is the...

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The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.
Ansel Adams

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The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
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We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn't going to be good enough. I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that. Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was locked up over at Deluxe.
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Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
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Wagner is a composer who has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours.
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Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
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The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe.
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What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.
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I like a composer called Henry Purcell, and I love to listen to Neil Young.
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I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.
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Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
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Forever is composed of nows.
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Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
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The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive.
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Of course, some would say if you have a performing inclination, then you should become a lawyer. That's a platform we use, or a priest. You know, anywhere you lecture and pontificate to people.
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Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
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The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
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Even people that know Johnny Cash's music really well and know that he was married don't really know that much about June Carter. So finding out about her really helped to inform my performance and to bring her to the front in a way that she has never been before.
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Don't bother looking at the view - I have already composed it.
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A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
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Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
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I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
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Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
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I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There is everything in their work - the best and the worst, but there is always quantity. But I have written relatively little.
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