If it came to saving the life of one priest or sacrificing the life of an entire congregation, the church would save the life of the priest. Which is backwards, of course.
We love a good, hyped sound, but when it starts to sound insincere, that's when I lose interest. I hope that our music, even if it sounds polished, doesn't sound insincere.
Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
People have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book --I call that vicious!
I couldn't help but say to Mr. Gorbachev just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. We'd find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.
Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds -- a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.
Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
My definition of cool is finding your own definition of cool and not necessarily taking your lead from what other people tell you or from what you might read from magazines or see on TV.
When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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