It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
The mountain music... is compelling music in its own right, harking back to a time when music was a part of everyday life and not something performed by celebrities.
And now, I still really don't care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.
Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it's not funny.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
I wish I played an instrument, but I could never decide which one, and I ended up playing nothing.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.
People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.
How did this or that change my music? The only time I have to think about it is when an interviewer asks me that.
I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
I love movies, I've always been interested in them, but I wanted to wait for the right time to start acting.
Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I'm 25 and singing still, I don't want to be singing music like that.
The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to be for as short a time as possible but, once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure. One evening out of two there are five minutes of a miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again. It's like a drug.
When things go right it's hard to figure out why, but when things go wrong it's really easy.
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.
Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.
When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.