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Alejo Carpentier Quotes

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I studied harmony and composition in a very spontaneous manner.
- Alejo Carpentier

Those who have always had faith in its final success
can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph
after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban
music on the European continent.
- Alejo Carpentier

I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain
about what the end result would be.
On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world;
being heard everywhere,
and our small island was already producing one of the
popular musical genres of the 20th century.
- Alejo Carpentier

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

 

I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
- Hippolyte Taine

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and
dissected at least one woman.
- Honore de Balzac

I never really studied business in school.
I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that?
- Mick Jagger

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In this watering-place I acted an heroic character,
badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage,
I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs.
I studied with a trainer because I knew we'd do episodes that had karate.
- Erik Estrada

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism,
Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut,
visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong

It was because of my deep concerns about nuclear weapons
that I went to Hiroshima.
And then I was astounded in Hiroshima to find that
nobody had really studied it.
- Robert Jay Lifton

The experiences associated with death were seen as
visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced,
studied, and carefully mapped.
- Stanislav Grof

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy.
I never studied acting, but those two qualities are
exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
- Susan Sarandon

I met David Smith through my former wife,
Cornelia, who'd studied with him.
- Kenneth Noland

I studied voice for three months to get rid of my English accent.
I changed my hair to blonde.
I knew I could be sexy if I had to.
- Deborah Kerr

I studied secondary education.
- Jim McKay

Well, first I studied piano.
I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb...
and repressive.
- Luc Ferrari

Well, American dialects have been studied for a hundred years or so.
- William Labov

I've studied voice from a few different people for years.
- Kip Winger

I should have been a much better artist if I could
have studied more and amused myself less.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry,
but then I won the award for physical training.
- David Hunt

I can move my characters through it easily,
because I understand the background;
I've really studied it.
- Jean M. Auel

None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly.
The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively
studied and it really is time to act.
- Sam Brownback

Rage is the only quality which has kept me,
or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
- Jimmy Breslin

I studied architecture in New York.
So, really I was very moved, like everyone else,
to try to contribute something that has that resonance
and profundity of it means to all of us.
- Daniel Libeskind

It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied,
because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic,
which is religion.
- Toni Morrison

I was born with a serious spiritual consciousness and
for many years studied different paths.
- Steven Seagal

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied
enough mathematics to become confused through the countless
number of possible exceptions.
- Felix Klein

I studied all about Gauguin.
He was a banker.
He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays.
And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.
- Anthony Quinn

Real knowledge, like everything else of value,
is not to be obtained easily.
It must be worked for, studied for, thought for,
and, more that all, must be prayed for.
- Thomas Arnold

I've studied all my musical life, but learning is only
good if you do something constructive with it.
- Tony Williams

I went to college in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University...
studied acting there.
Then I went to New York for about five years.
I moved out here about 10 years ago.
- Laura San Giacomo

I have always studied my parts with the orchestral
score and not with the piano reduction.
- Placido Domingo

I studied with the idea of becoming a Catholic priest.
- Peter Jurasik

I love Indian music very much, but I haven't studied that specifically.
- Lee Konitz

During this period, with a series of excellent students,
we further studied hyperon decays.
- James Cronin

I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years.
They used to have improv exercises that you would work
on and you would do improvs.
- Barry Levinson

You see, I've never really studied acting.
- Diana Ross

Then when I reached college I realized that many people
had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th
centuries and so I studied those methods.
- Andrew Wiles

Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before -
mostly with the late Stella Adler,
who was marvelous!
- but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this.
- Marie Windsor

I'm 25, so I've already gone through what my character Ged goes through,
though it's on a general scale because I haven't studied at a wizard's school.
- Shawn Ashmore

I listened more than I studied...
therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed.
- Joseph Haydn

I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions.
I am not into religion, I am spiritual.
- Ja Rule

I play piano and trumpet.
I studied classical guitar.
- Mike Figgis

I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter,
and I was well-rounded.
I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway.
In fact, I got one the first week.
- Gene Kelly

Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.
- Ruby Wax

To be taken into account were some years of schooling,
where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws,
and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas;
it was worth the while.
- Joshua Slocum

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century.
Of all the men I've studied and written about,
he is the brightest and the best.
- Stephen Ambrose

The studied, unquestioning pace of my family irritated me.
- Emanuel Celler

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but,
as planned, I took it easy for a few days -
flicked through books,
studied Japanese art a little.
- Gustav Klimt

Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The visual information of art history is going to students seamlessly,
without the enormous trouble those of us who are older
had when we studied art history many years ago.
- Robert Nelson

I took up French boys and wine and I studied psychology.
- Joely Fisher

I taught myself how to play the guitar.
I never studied music.
- Dan Hawkins

I think that after Church got his Ph.D.
he studied in Europe, maybe in the Netherlands,
for a year or two.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

A 'new thinker', when studied closely,
is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
- Frank Moore Colby

Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion.
- Ville Valo

Love-making is an art which must be studied.
- Ivor Novello

When I grew up, I studied karate for years.
I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge
that I really didn't like fighting at all,
so I quit.
- Alison Bechdel

To me, all writing is like music.
And especially dialogue.
I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be,
a composer.
Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict

The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes,
the more I am convinced that he understood leadership
better than any other American president.
- David Herbert Donald

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half
the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
- Will Rogers

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

I had studied theater for three years in London when
someone suggested me for the role.
- Orlando Bloom

Once I picked up an electric guitar,
I lost interest in piano,
and I just wanted to rock.
I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.
- Juliana Hatfield

I studied at a grammar school and later at the University
of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine.
- Karl von Frisch

After the first exams, I switched to the Faculty of
Philosophy and studied Zoology in Munich and Vienna.
- Karl von Frisch

I've always loved films, always.
I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New
York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
- Jim Jarmusch

I worked at Mark Foy's during the day and studied drama at night.
- Rod Taylor

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet.
That attitude is something that's put into your head.
You are never thin enough.
- Carmen Electra

It took three years to put Shakespeare's words together,
there were a lot of words to be studied and a lot of words to be sorted out,
and it proved to be a major project.
- David Crystal


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