Quotes with tag:
You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.
Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk – and collect it.
When I first was conducting as guest conductor in Europe 25 years ago, I would propose doing American pieces and grudgingly it would be accepted from time to time.
I can’t do pieces I only admire technically. I have to feel some direct contact with them.
It is a distortion, with something profoundly disloyal about it, to picture the human being as a teetering, fallible contraption, always needing watching and patching, always on the verge of flapping to pieces.
When you are young, hone your craft and write shorter pieces instead of novels, because it’s really hard to finish a novel.
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
Thinking fragments reality – it cuts it up into conceptual bits and pieces.
A fellow oughtn’t to let his family property go to pieces.
My favourite finds are often antique pieces with a history.
I have composed several pieces which are performed outdoors, not only in the auditoria.
I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses. I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces.
There are bits and pieces of me probably in every one of my 35 or so books.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Classical music presents some of the world’s most challenging pieces.