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Alan Hovhaness Quotes

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I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
- Alan Hovhaness

I did all kinds of things in order to earn a living.
- Alan Hovhaness

I think that of my 21 symphonies, each has its own place.
- Alan Hovhaness

There is nothing like practice.
- Alan Hovhaness

 

I was born in Somerville, but I don't remember very
much about it because we moved from there to Arlington
when I was five years old,
and it was in Arlington that I spent most of my childhood.
- Alan Hovhaness

It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not
particularly in sympathy with the music of this century.
- Alan Hovhaness

No, no, I didn't know him.
He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians.
- Alan Hovhaness

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This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people,
but they were all sort of...
well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant,
and this was rather depressing to me.
- Alan Hovhaness

I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano,
but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and
my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become
a good concert pianist and earn my living that way.
- Alan Hovhaness

I found a greater identity with my own emotions in
the Armenian culture as I grew older,
as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it.
- Alan Hovhaness

My mother's background was Scottish.
She came from an old family, some of whom lived in
upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland.
- Alan Hovhaness

There were periods when I sometimes made fires in a large,
open fireplace that lasted about two weeks,
which was how long it took to burn my compositions.
So there has been an awful lot that I have destroyed.
- Alan Hovhaness

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.
- Gene Tunney

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue,
which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.
- Elle Macpherson

Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran
the risk of being regarded ridiculous.
Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation.
- Theodor Herzl

I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a
bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain.
I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics.
- Chris Patten

I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes -
it's possible to pick one up without getting bit,
but why bother?
- Elizabeth Moon

It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide
programs which have a broad spectrum of interest,
and if there was a hole in that spectrum,
then the BBC would fill it.
- David Attenborough

I never regarded my pictures as very much to be proud of,
except in this, the craft, the style.
- Douglas Sirk

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
- Niels Bohr

Measured by any standard, white or black,
Washington must be regarded today as one of the great men of this country:
and in the future he will be so honored.
- Ray Stannard Baker

The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from
the country for 50 years of work -
which I thought was okay.
- Harold Pinter

I am not generally regarded as a pleasant or socially minded fellow.
- Caryl Chessman

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities
is not a proof of their vitally necessary character.
The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality,
but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
- Wilhelm Reich

Only by observing this condition would the results
of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as
having elucidated the normal course of the phenomena.
- Ivan Pavlov

A little reflection will show us that every belief,
even the simplest and most fundamental,
goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.
- William Kingdon Clifford

There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us,
while on the other hand the relation between man and
woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy.
- Charles Eastman

Comedy.
It was just huge in my house.
Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all
those James Bond movies were highly regarded.
- Mike Myers

The John Ford pictures I made are highly regarded,
but at the time they didn't seem like that.
- Gloria Stuart

Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality.
A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry.
- Samuel Richardson

War is the slaughter of human beings,
temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.
- Jeanette Rankin

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt...
Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt,
except themselves.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion,
as insecure.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
- Alfred Marshall

I thought we were making a nice little movie.
That's how it was regarded by everyone else,
too.
- Arthur Hiller

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect;
but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
- William Dean Howells

I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot
of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

Slavery was regarded by Aristotle as an ordinance of nature,
and so probably was it by the slaves themselves in olden time.
- Alfred Marshall

The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity,
and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as
the complete equipment of the mathematician.
- James C. Maxwell

The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded
as one of the leading events of modern times.
- John Lothrop Motley

The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France.
The whole idea is regarded as a novelty,
or an oddity.
- Marilyn Hacker

War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of
state policy with other means.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

I knew I had a great figure, but I never regarded myself as beautiful.
- Marie Windsor

The Home Guards are required to come in at once and deliver up their arms,
those who fail to do so will be regarded as enemies
of the Government and treated accordingly.
- John H. Morgan

Justice is what is established; and thus all our established
laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination,
since they are established.
- Blaise Pascal

I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.
- Irwin Shaw

I remember becoming aware of women's issues and inequality.
It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in
America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men.
- Julie Christie

Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well,
which would have passed unnoticed a century ago,
now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading.
- Elihu Root

A covenant made with God should be regarded not as
restrictive but as protective.
- Russell M. Nelson

But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.
- Dylan Thomas

Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life.
He never got my vote.
- Stephen Ambrose

Over grown military establishments are under any form
of government inauspicious to liberty,
and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances
that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady
after she had written a book.
- Lydia M. Child

Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent
on a looting raid for one's friends.
- George Will

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved
with production with a certain amount of fear,
resentment and anger.
- Jacqueline Bisset

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an
integral part of my identity.
Being published, being well regarded,
is a component of that identity.
- Brian Aldiss

House guests should be regarded as perishables:
Leave them out too long and they go bad.
- Erma Bombeck

The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition
to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
- John Bardeen

The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should,
therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.
- Edsger Dijkstra

An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance,
which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded
as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.
- Edward Grey

Each work has its own space, which should neither be
conceived as a sort of cage nor regarded as extending to infinity.
- Marino Marini

It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
- Isaac Newton

What happened to the Bush Administration regarding
terrorism is that they regarded it as a secondary issue,
and associated with Clinton.
One of those Clinton issues.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded,
in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.
- Aldous Huxley


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