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Quotes by Glenn Gould - (10 quotes)

Glenn Gould - From the Depression category:

I tend to follow a very nocturnal sort of existence mainly because I don't much care for sunlight. Bright colors of any kind depress me, in fact. And my moods are more or less inversely related to the clarity of the sky, on any given day.... my private motto has always been that behind every silver lining there is a cloud. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Fire category:

The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men, and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Methodology category:

The trouble begins when we start to be so impressed by the strategies of our systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Museums category:

A record is a concert without halls and a museum whose curator is the owner. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Music category:

The mental imagery involved with pianistic tactilia is not related to the striking of individual keys but rather to the rites of passage between notes. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Purpose category:

The purpose of art is the gradual lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Solitude category:

If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Survival category:

I think that if I were required to spend the rest of my life on a desert island, and to listen to or play the music of any one composer during all that time, that composer would almost certainly be Bach. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Symphony category:

The G-minor Symphony consists of eight remarkable measures surrounded by a half-hour of banality. (Glenn Gould)

Glenn Gould - From the Tradition category:

Whenever one honestly defies a tradition, one becomes, in reality, the more responsible to it. (Glenn Gould)