I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now, but I'm actually a little indignant, because I started taking singing lessons years ago-I put the time in!
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.
Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Every music - except dance music, which is for dancing, I suppose - is for the spirit of the human being, and not for the body.
The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it's reuse.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
I love my own music.
I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Because only man is capable to laugh, that means laughter is the highest point of consciousness, the highest point of understanding,the highest point of evolution. That's why I have started calling laughter "the prayer time."
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
If you have enough people sitting around telling you you're wonderful, then you start believing you're fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too!
She's in a situation she tried to, that's what's complicated. She followed orders; she called off the raid. This is a dangerous situation. Somebody in DC police went ahead and started.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
When I came back I had to realize that IC was not in a very good shape - all the much money that we had because of the huge Ideal success, was gone. I was very upset.
You ought to love what you're doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.
The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it.