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— Jerry Goldsmith film composer 1929 - 2004
Tony Thomas, Film Score: The Art & Craft of Movie Music (1991), pp. 285–295<!-- check citation -->
Context: It's nice to think about the Golden Age of Hollywood, with the big studios and their fabulous music departments and the hundreds of films coming out every year. But it's gone. In some ways the composer today is more fortunate, provided he can find a good film, because he can attempt more than he could two decades ago. Twelve-tone music was unheard of during Max Steiner's heyday, as were any other avant-garde techniques. Finally, the future of film music rests with the composers themselves. lf they take their work seriously and turn out the best that is within them, then perhaps we can persuade not only the public, but the filmmakers that good music is valuable in films. The public is not stupid. If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will be because it is good.
„Smiling makes me feel weak and not in control and not powerful and small.
Writing a song is so personal. You have to have trust in someone you're working with; otherwise, you're not gonna come out with something that's really you.“
— Billie Eilish American singer-songwriter 2001
— Alice Walker American author and activist 1944
„Have this faith that someone is there to take away your weaknesses. Ok, you slipped once, twice, thrice. It does not matter. Keep moving ahead. People take vows never to commit mistakes again. Breaking the vows makes it worse. Surrendering is better“
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spiritual leader 1956
— Milkha Singh Indian track and field athlete 1935
„All relationships of people to each other rest, as a matter of course, upon the precondition that they know something about each other. The merchant knows that his correspondent wants to buy at the lowest price and to sell at the highest price. The teacher knows that he may credit to the pupil a certain quality and quantity of information. Within each social stratum the individual knows approximately what measure of culture he has to presuppose in each other individual.“
— Georg Simmel German sociologist, philosopher, and critic 1858 - 1918
Source: The Sociology of Secrecy and of Secret Societies (1906), p. 441: First lines of the article.
„It covers your shame, keeps you from shivering.
Grass and water are the food it asks.
Who taught you, priest-man,
to feed this breathing thing to your thing of stone?“
— Lalleshwari Indian writer, mystic and saint 1320 - 1392
The Poems of Lal Ded, poem 59, p. 15
— Dan Millman American self help writer 1946
Source: Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000), Walk On
„There is simply no room left for 'freedom from the tyranny of government' since city dwellers depend on it for food, power, water, transportation, protection, and welfare.“
Cities of the Red Night (1981)
Context: There is simply no room left for 'freedom from the tyranny of government' since city dwellers depend on it for food, power, water, transportation, protection, and welfare. Your right to live where you want, with companions of your choosing, under laws to which you agree, died in the eighteenth century with Captain Mission. Only a miracle or a disaster could restore it.
— Frank Sinatra American singer and film actor 1915 - 1998
— George Best British footballer 1946 - 2005
C. 1974; reported in Patrick West, Beating Them at Their Own Game: How the Irish Conquered English Soccer (2006), p. 188.