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Barbara Kolb Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barbara Kolb.

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

The composing room has an unlimited supply of periods
available to terminate short,
simple sentences.
- Turner Catledge

My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan.
- Alex North

I have come up with very creative ideas that really
didn't work with the song I was currently composing.
- Ken Hill

 

Poetry is composing for the breath.
- Peter Davison

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through
every other word you have written;
you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
- Sydney Smith

Composing is my life blood.
- Morton Gould

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The songs of Bizet are by a French peer of Rossini.
When Rossini stopped composing, he was living in Paris.
He also wrote some beautiful songs in French.
- Cecilia Bartoli

The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
- T. S. Eliot

However, I began composing as soon as I started taking piano lessons.
- Gyorgy Legeti

I don't meditate before I play or compose,
but I see playing and composing as meditative acts.
- Steve Swallow

Yes, sampling has changed not just my way of playing and composing.
- Klaus Schulze

I try not to observe myself in the process of composing
a poem because I don't want to come up with a formula,
which I would then be unscrupulous in using.
- Thom Gunn

I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be
done as it has been done.
- Franz Schubert

I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing
music and composing music,
but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
- Bruce Cockburn

I wonder if we are all wrong about each other,
if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
- Rebecca West

My mother also had us take piano lessons,
and this had a similar effect.
I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for
pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Since age seven, I've been composing and have never stopped composing,
yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been.
- Lukas Foss

I was very committed to the process of composing,
working at poems, putting things together and taking
them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
- David Antin

I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people,
but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks.
Just the same, it's been great.
- Stanley Clarke

What I wanted and what I visualized while composing
has not always been realized.
- Gustav Mahler

There will have to be times when I'm not conducting because I'm composing.
I haven't solved that problem, and perhaps I never will.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

There is nothing greater than the joy of composing
something oneself and then listening to it.
- Clara Schumann

You might lose your spontaneity and,
instead of composing first-rate Gershwin,
end up with second rate Ravel.
- Maurice Ravel

I was writing notes, but not composing poems.
The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
- George Murray

I began composing works which were imitative of the
music I was being told about.
I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.
- Henry Flynt

Ever since Two Daughters I've been composing my own music.
- Satyajit Ray

I don't like to box myself in when I'm composing.
- Roscoe Mitchell

The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns,
is that there is not one organizational procedure more
advantageous than another,
perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others.
- Morton Feldman

Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos,
even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians,
of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different
tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

I think my playing has been orchestral throughout the years,
and this is another way of expressing that.
But I primarily see it as the ultimate accomplishment of a musician.
Composing makes me feel like I've finally gotten all
the way up the ladder as a musician.
- Tony Williams

Being in the studio is okay but sitting in a room by
yourself composing is a discipline that takes a certain
type of mind set and Tommy has a great gift for that as did the previous guy.
- James Young

I don't hate work, composing is not work for me,
it's my pleasure; it's my life.
So why should I stop? If something is pleasurable and exciting and rewarding,
why should one stop?
- Gunther Schuller

I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament
and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach,
living in anonymity and composing regularly for an
established service and for God.
- Igor Stravinsky

Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house.
Slowly you see more details of the house-the color
of the slates and bricks,
the shape of the windows.
The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
- Benjamin Britten

While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor,
he was also very serious about composing music.
In reality there are only a handful of skilled players
who can play his most complex pieces.
It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory.
- Dweezil Zappa

I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore.
I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry.
I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and
immediately began composing in my head.
I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.
- Gordon Getty

I did quite a lot of the arranging, fitting different sections together,
tempo changes, all sorts of things like that.
I actually acted as a bridge between Robert and Ian.
Not so much composing, rather presenting musical ideas at each rehearsal.
- Michael Giles

There are people who must spend huge amounts of time
composing these online diatribes against me,
all about how disgusting and terrible I am and how
no one should ever read my books,
and it's not enough for them to hate me,
they can't stand the fact that ANYONE likes me!
- Poppy Z. Brite

When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head,
a catch phrase.
When I was writing pop songs for a few years,
as a career, separate from my folksinging career,
I used to write songs for pop singers.
- Tom Glazer

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Never hold discussions with the monkey
when the organ grinder is in the room.
- Winston Churchill

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.
But there's a difference for me, you know.
Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
- Helen Keller

There is no person in this room whose basic rights
are not involved in any successful defiance
to the carrying out of court orders.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
- Nikita Khrushchev

For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier...
I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
- Steven Wright

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the
dying or a hospital for the sick children,
and feel that I am needed.
I want to do, not just to be.
- Princess Diana

We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs.
We write them together; we just get in a room,
or on occasion in Flea's garage.
We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
- Chad Smith

When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania,
I had the imagination to keep myself occupied.
- Rhona Mitra

Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and
come out with a piece of music.
- Paul McCartney

I had therefore to remove knowledge,
in order to make room for belief.
- Immanuel Kant

And it's tough traveling.
You know, the hotels and the airports and all that.
That part, eating and getting around to the hotel room and then going on.
- Harvey Korman

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault,
Of course I regret it.
It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use,
but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
- Brian Mulroney

I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down
trees for forestry and grazing,
so as we all get to eat.
Everyone has to compromise.
- Steve Irwin

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room,
like explosives.
the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot,
sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies.
The war has begun.
- Alison Lurie

There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy.
Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops,
and you're the one who has to fix it!
- Jon Stewart

Playing in front of people is a lot different from playing in your room.
- Gavin DeGraw


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