Quotes: composing

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  • 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.
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
  • Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
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    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.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    The speaker does not feel the grammatical rules he is said to apply in composing sentences, and men spoke grammatically for thousands of years before anyone knew there were rules.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it - a State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes - will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The worth of the state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.
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