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#1. The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#2. I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#3. Every composer's music reflects in its subject-matter and in its style the source of the money the composer is living on while writing the music. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#4. You explain how it went, and as far as you can figure out how it got that way. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#5. I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#6. I look at you and I write down what I hear. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#7. I don't go around regretting things that don't happen. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#8. Musicians own music because music owns them. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#9. Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#10. I don't care what other critics say, I only hope to be played. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#11. I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#12. The description and explanation is the best part of music reviewing. There is such a thing, and you know it too, as a gift for judgment. If you have it, you can say anything you like. If you haven't got it, you don't know you haven't got it. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#13. Let your mind alone, and see what happens. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#14. A libretto that should never have been accepted on a subject that should never have been chosen bya man who should never have attempted it. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#15. I don't have to worry No matter what they do to it, it works. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#16. In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#17. I listened to the pure crystalline notes of one of Mozart's concertos dropping at my feet like leaves from the trees. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#18. I seem to write an opera about every 20 years; if you live long enough you can write four operas. I finished my third in 1970. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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#19. Verbal communication about music is impossible except among musicians. - Author: Virgil Thomson
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