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English Composer, 1913-1976
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“These two are not two Love has made them one Amo Ergo Sum! And by its mystery Each is no less but more.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The restaurant is like a theatre: we do two shows a day and when you are doing Shakespeare you don't want to throw in something out of Walt Disney.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[Music has] the beauty of disappointment & never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, & everlasting beauty of monotony.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.”

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