A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on composers, life, and poets

I am a poet who composes what life proses, and who proses what life composes.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on composers, crisis, danger, and opportunity

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Chinese Proverb

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A Quote by John Dewitt on composers, confidence, country, government, military, people, and writers

It is asserted by most respectable writers upon our government, that a well-regulated militia, composed of the yeomanry of the country, have ever been considered the bulwark of a free people. Tyrants have never placed any confidence on a militia composed of freemen.

John Dewitt

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A Quote by John Andrew Holmes on composers and universe

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

John Andrew Holmes

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on composers and freedom

The composer opens the cage door for arithmetic, the draftsman gives geometry its freedom.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on composers, good, impossibility, men, and salvation

If I relegate impossible Salvation to the prop room, what remains? A whole man, composed of all men and as good as all of them and no better than any.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Luc Godard on beauty, composers, difficulty, eternity, fashion, passion, and relatives

Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.

Jean-Luc Godard

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A Quote by James Thurber on composers, religion, and world

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: Remembrance of Times Past

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A Quote by James Albert Michener on composers and work

It heartens me to think of Verdi who composed thundering operas in his eighties; Michelangelo who did fine work in his ninetieth year, and Titian, who painted better than ever in his one hundredth.

James Albert Michener (1907 - 1997)

Source: At age 75, in “Michener Looks at 1984," Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph," 1984.

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A Quote by Igor Stravinsky on assumptions, composers, knowledge, learning, life, mistakes, and wisdom

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

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