Aaron Copland Quotes

Top 17 wise famous quotes and sayings by Aaron Copland

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Aaron Copland quotes: So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning. So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Aaron Copland quotes: Music that is born complex is not inherently better or worse than music that is born simple. Music that is born complex is not inherently better or worse than music that is born simple.
Aaron Copland quotes: The greatest moments of the human spirit may be deduced from the greatest moments in music. The greatest moments of the human spirit may be deduced from the greatest moments in music.
Aaron Copland quotes: I adore extravagance but I abhor waste. I adore extravagance but I abhor waste.
Aaron Copland quotes: The main thing is to be satisfied with your work yourself. It's useless to have an audience happy if you are not happy. The main thing is to be satisfied with your work yourself. It's useless to have an audience happy if you are not happy.
Aaron Copland quotes: If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong. If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
Aaron Copland quotes: A great symphony is a man-made Mississippi down which we irresistibly flow from the instant of our leave-taking to a long forseen destination. A great symphony is a man-made Mississippi down which we irresistibly flow from the instant of our leave-taking to a long forseen destination.
Aaron Copland quotes: A melody is not merely something you can hum. A melody is not merely something you can hum.
Aaron Copland quotes: If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of The Beatles. If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of The Beatles.
Aaron Copland quotes: Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes. Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes.
Aaron Copland quotes: To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable. To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copland quotes: Someone once asked me ... whether I waited for inspiration. My answer was: "Every day!" Someone once asked me ... whether I waited for inspiration. My answer was: "Every day!"