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#1. I found that jazz musicians, possibly more than their classical counterparts, wear long-standing friendships easily and gracefully. - Author: Andre Previn
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#2. I don't even have a cell phone. I don't know how they work. - Author: Andre Previn
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#3. I admire Elliott Carter endlessly. But I have no ambitions to emulate him. - Author: Andre Previn
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#4. And your own life while it's happening to you never has any atmosphere until it's a memory. - Author: Andy Warhol
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#5. What I've tried to do is bring the madness out in the open. Keep it under wraps, and it erupts into wars and violence. - Author: Dory Previn
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#6. The extraordinary mystique of hers made you think she lived on rose petals and listened to nothing but Mozart, but it wasn't true. She was quite funny and ribald. She could tell a dirty joke. She played charades with a great sense of fun and vulgarity, and she could be quite bitchy. - Author: Andre Previn
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#7. All day long I hear nothing but what an exasperating child I am, and although I laugh it off and pretend not to mind, I wish I could ask God to give me another personality, one that doesn't antagonize everyone. - Author: Anne Frank
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#8. I can see how I am always in perpetual motion through time, how I can never stop, obsessed with the past, projecting myself into the future, clutching at and always failing to grasp the wisp of now. - Author: Charles Yu
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#9. It was tough to admit to yourself that someone else had more courage than you would in the same situation, or that it was possible to love someone in a way that you had not personally experienced. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#10. At MGM, you knew you were going to be working next year; you knew you were going to get paid. But I was too ambitious musically to settle for it. And I wanted to gamble with whatever talent I might have had. - Author: Andre Previn
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#11. People who don't do jazz think it's black magic. But really, it's just a matter of getting used to it. It's fun to gamble. The trick is not to fall back on the things you've done before. - Author: Andre Previn
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#12. I'm on very good terms with all my former wives. - Author: Andre Previn
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#13. It's an apathy so absolute that it's like a hole you might fall in. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#14. I stuck around in Hollywood for too long. I was there a long time, and when I left, I was smart enough to realise that what I was leaving was not just the movie business. I wanted to get rid of the whole atmosphere. - Author: Andre Previn
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#15. Saying of the Prophet
The Judge
A man appointed to be a judge has been killed without a knife. - Author: Idries Shah
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#16. I was always afraid to write music. - Author: Dory Previn
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#17. T'is true: there's magic in the web of it ... - Author: William Shakespeare
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#18. There are a million things in music I know nothing about. I just want to narrow down that figure. - Author: Andre Previn
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#19. Beware of barking at underdogs; don't fight with people who have nothing to lose. - Author: Dory Previn
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#20. Maybe I don't deserve to ask you this, but I'm going to anyway. I want another chance. I want us to be together, with nothing in between us. No need, no pain, hurt, fear. I want us together because we want to be. Because we love each other. I'll never leave you again. - Author: Nyrae Dawn
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#21. You can chase a Beethoven symphony all your life and never catch up. - Author: Andre Previn
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#22. What most of us want is to be heard, to communicate. - Author: Dory Previn
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#23. All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have. - Author: Orson Pratt
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#24. A Beethoven symphony should be rehearsed like chamber music, only for a lot more people. - Author: Andre Previn
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#25. The Holy Spirit is God the evangelist. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#26. John Williams is, without question, talented. He writes very good scores and very good melodies and all that. - Author: Andre Previn
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#27. Stop needing and start having. Stop wanting and start being. - Author: Ralph Marston
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#28. I finally wasn't interested in writing music that played while actors talked. - Author: Andre Previn
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#29. The basic difference between classical music and jazz is that in the former the music is always graver than its performance - whereas the way jazz is performed is always more important than what is being played. - Author: Andre Previn
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#30. I run around so much that I finally reasoned that composing is the one musical endeavour which you can do anywhere, anytime. - Author: Andre Previn
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#31. I have a sense of humor; but over the years that sense has developed one blind spot. I can no longer laugh at ignorance or stupidity. Those are our chief enemies, and it is dangerous to make fun of them. - Author: Charles Francis Richter
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#32. Imagine the talented love-child of Andr Previn and Lucille Ball. - Author: Scott Simon
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#33. Elliott Carter does not write the kind of music that the kids go off to school whistling. - Author: Andre Previn
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#34. I was raised with fear of God, guilt over Jesus, and terror of the Devil. - Author: Dory Previn
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#35. I've had the healthy and sobering experience of constantly working with music that is invariably better than any performance of it can be. - Author: Andre Previn
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#36. These things you did were like prayers; you did them and you hoped they would save you. And for the most part they did. Or something did; you could tell by the fact that you were still alive. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#37. When I composed, I heard my music played by the orchestra within days of completion of the score. No master at a conservatory, no matter how revered, can teach as much by verbal criticism as can a cold and analytical hearing of one's own music being played. - Author: Andre Previn
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#38. I don't write things that are wildly abstractly atonal. - Author: Andre Previn
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#39. Business is hard, really hard, but it's worth it. - Author: Beverly Johnson
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#40. When you're working with music that is invariably better than you are, it's difficult to become swell-headed. - Author: Andre Previn
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#41. Cry for the soul that will not face the body as an equal place. - Author: Dory Previn
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#42. I have a great many shortcomings, but writing for something on time has never bothered me. - Author: Andre Previn
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