„Music isn't enough. Performers aren't enough. There must be someone that loves music as much as life. For you, and remember this always, those of us with something urgent to say, we give everything.“
— William Kapell American classical pianist 1922 - 1953
Quoted by Claudia Cassidy, " In Memory of William Kapell, Who Left Us Richer in Music http://www.williamkapell.com/articles/cassidy.html", Chicago Tribune (October 30, 1953).
„The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all.“
— Lauren Bacall American actress, model 1924 - 2014
Context: The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all. And I think the reason I knew most of them at the beginning was because they were of Bogie's generation, 25 years my senior, not mine. But they were the most talented people of all.
„The outlet for my work is not just the music and the videos, it's every breathing moment of my life. I'm always saying something about art and music and fame.“
— Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986
Context: I don't want to see Bowie in a tracksuit. He never let anyone see him that way. The outlet for my work is not just the music and the videos, it's every breathing moment of my life. I'm always saying something about art and music and fame. That's why you don't ever catch me in sweatpants.
„Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.“
— Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible
— Noel Coward, Private Lives
„A. No matter what you do, you're always hearing something.
Q. You mean to say that all of the accidental environmental sounds that surround the piece become a part of the realization of the score?
A. Yes, that's right.
Q. In that case, even the chairs are musical?
A. Yes. In fact, there is perhaps nothing that is not musical. Perhaps there's no moment in life that's not musical.“
— George Brecht American artist and composer 1926 - 2008
In: James Fitzsimmons, Jim Fitzsimmons (1967). Art International. Vol. 11. p. 24
— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
„We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.“
— Uta Hagen German-born American actress and drama teacher 1919 - 2004
„The rules were always there. There was always one rule; don't break the golden rule, which is if someone says that they love your music, so they love you and you're amazing; you're not amazing. You're not amazing. It's not you, they don't know you, you know? It's not that way. So don't believe that. I don't believe that about myself, and I don't believe when someone likes me too much or hates me too much. I don't believe they know what they're talking about.“
— Josh Homme American musician 1973
" JOSHUA HOMME: “IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT’S BEEN SAID, IT’S NEVER BEEN SAID BY ME” http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2010/09/josh-homme-interview-zane-lowe/", Antiquet (August 27th, 2009)
„If anything extraordinary seems to have happened, we can always say that we have been the victims of an illusion. If we hold a philosophy which excludes the supernatural, this is what we always shall say.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Ch. 1: "The Scope of this Book"
„I have absolutely no difficulty in coming out and saying Bach and Beethoven are great composers. You must school young people into great classical music, but you must also allow them to hear other music as well. At one point classical music colonised the high ground. Now we're reaping the backlash for that.“
— Joanna MacGregor British musician 1959
„If you read about African music, they believe that during the process of making this music that you come into contact with spirits from another plane. They say that this place is like a mirror of the world we live in…With the best music, you don't find the composer or the musicians within the work, you find yourself, your own feelings.“
— Lisa Gerrard Australian musician, singer and composer 1961
„“Is not all this an extraordinary concatenation of coincidence?”
Pelorat said, “If you list it like that—”
“List it any way you please,” said Trevize. “I don’t believe in extraordinary concatenations of coincidence.”“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popul... 1920 - 1992
Chapter 14 “Forward!” section 1, p. 281