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Everything will pass, and the world will perish but the Ninth Symphony will remain. (Mikhail Bakunin)

I know now why Franz Schubert / Never finished his unfinished symphony. / He would have written more but the clock struck four, / And everything stopped for tea. (John Baldrey)

A man must pay the fiddler, in my case it so happened that a whole symphony orchestra often had to be subsidized. (John Barrymore)

When we feel, a kind of lyric is sung in our heart. / When we think, a kind of music is played in our mind. / In harmony, both create a beautiful symphony of life. (Toba Beta)

The nuances that dance between a mountain and the sky that embraces her create a symphony that the eyes perceive but only the soul can remember. (Betty Jean Billups)

A symphony is no joke. (Johannes Brahms)

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony. (William Henry Channing)

Could I revive within me / Her symphony and song, / To such a deep delight 'twould win me, / That with music loud and long, / I would build that dome in air, / That sunny dome! those caves of ice! / And all who heard should see them there, / And all should cry, Beware! Beware! / His flashing eyes, his floating hair! (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes. (Aaron Copland)

When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Considering that everything I see is a symphony of shapes, colors, and values, I have endless possibilities at my disposal with which to make a strong visual statement. (Sterling Edwards)

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure. (Albert Einstein)

-conductor of Iraqi National Symphony...
We didn't have a chance to see any other orchestra for so many years, I don't even know if I'm conducting correctly anymore. (Mohammed Amin Ezzat)

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add. (Nelson Goodman)

%u201Che G-minor Symphony consists of eight remarkable measures surrounded by a half-hour of banality. (Glenn Gould)

God comes to us in theater the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity. (Julie Harris)

Perfection: a collection of a variety of pieces that, when viewed and felt individually, are difficult and confusing; but when brought together as one, create a perfect picture. Symphony, harmony, serenity. (C. Joybell C.)

When one woman was asked how long she had been going to symphony concerts, she paused to calculate and replied, 'Forty-seven years - and I find I mind it less and less.' (Louise Andrews Kent)

When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony. (Madeleine L'Engle)

Iif you've never retreated to the solitude of a dark room and listened to Beethoven's Ninth from start to finish, you know nothing. For music is a transcendental exploration of human emotion and experience, the very fabric of life in its purest form. (Tiffany Madison)

A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything. (Gustav Mahler)

Each step gives meaning to the last: a brush stroke leading another stroke, a form calling another form, colors singing when put next to each other. As a whole, they unite in harmony and become a symphony. (Alev Oguz)

-The Book of Disquiet...
My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddlestrings and harps, drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony. (Fernando Pessoa)

Symphony is the ability to see the big picture, connect the dots, combine disparate things into something new. Visual artists in particular are good at seeing how the pieces come together. I experienced this myself by trying to learn to draw. (Daniel H. Pink)

You can chase a Beethoven symphony all your life and never catch up. (Andre Previn)

I do not have a comic or tragic period in any real sense. I have always painted dark pictures, always some light pictures. I will probably go on doing so... Orchestral. My work in its entirety is like a symphony in which each painting has its part. (Clyfford Still)

Imagine a symphony consisting of one note played for an hour. Next, visualize an artwork painted with white paint, and nothing else. Both present a challenge... in staying awake! Despite the creative ability of the imagination, it can be hard work if you start with something that lacks any form of animation. (Ken Strong)

It's like lyrical poetry set to music. The painting begins softly with light washes of color and crescendos to a symphony of glorious visual excitement. (Gwen Tomkow)

Out of the cacophony of random suffering and chaos that can mark human life, the life artist sees or creates a symphony of meaning and order. (Desmond Tutu)

Each human life is like a new symphony heard for the first time. It can't be understood or fully appreciated until after the final cadence. (Author unknown)

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors. (Colin Wilson)

-on the tuning of symphony...
It is the tuning of the universe... It's as if at the beginning of the symphony God turns up the volume just a tiny bit. (Benjamin Zander)


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