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Ned Rorem
(1923-____) born on
Oct 23
US composer. He won the 1976 Pulitzer for his Bicentennial commission "Air Music," and published many diaries.
         
   
F
Humor is the ability to see 3 sides to one coin.

R
Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.
A
The Great don't innovate, they fertilize seeds planted by lackeys, they leave to others the inhaling of the flowers whose roots they've manured. A deceptive memory may be the key to their originality.
N
Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence.
K
To see itself through, music must have idea or magic. ... Music with neither dies young though rich."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
R: "Music From The Inside Out," 1967.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "Pure Contraption," 1974.
   


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