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Philip Glass Quotes: "You practice and you get better. It's very simple."

You practice and you get better. It's very simple.




Philip Glass Quotes: "A new language requires a new technique. If what you're saying doesn't require a new language, then what you're saying probably isn't new."

A new language requires a new technique. If what you're saying doesn't require a new language, then what you're saying probably isn't new.




Philip Glass Quotes: "You get up early in the morning and you work all day. That’s the only secret."

You get up early in the morning and you work all day. That’s the only secret.



Philip Glass Quotes: "The work I've done is the work I know, and the work I do is the work I don't know. I don't know what I'm doing."

The work I've done is the work I know, and the work I do is the work I don't know. I don't know what I'm doing.




Philip Glass Quotes: "What I've noticed is that people who love what they do, regardless of what that might be, tend to live longer."

What I've noticed is that people who love what they do, regardless of what that might be, tend to live longer.



Philip Glass Quotes: "What you hear depends on how you focus your ear. We're not talking about inventing a new language, but rather inventing new perceptions of existing languages."

What you hear depends on how you focus your ear. We're not talking about inventing a new language, but rather inventing new perceptions of existing languages.



Philip Glass Quotes: "I travel the world, and I'm happy to say that America is still the great melting pot - maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean."

I travel the world, and I'm happy to say that America is still the great melting pot - maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean.




Philip Glass Quotes: "What came to me as a revelation was the use of rhythm in developing an overall structure in music."

What came to me as a revelation was the use of rhythm in developing an overall structure in music.



Philip Glass Quotes: "I've been called a minimalist composer for more than 30 years, and while I've never really agreed with the description, I've gotten used to it."

I've been called a minimalist composer for more than 30 years, and while I've never really agreed with the description, I've gotten used to it.



Philip Glass Quotes: "If you don't have a basis on which to make the choice, then you don't have a style at all. You have a series of accidents."

If you don't have a basis on which to make the choice, then you don't have a style at all. You have a series of accidents.



Philip Glass Quotes: "If you remember your lineage, you will never feel lonely."

If you remember your lineage, you will never feel lonely.



Philip Glass Quotes: "It doesn't need to be imagined, it needs to be written down."

It doesn't need to be imagined, it needs to be written down.




Philip Glass Quotes: "There's almost no content in terms of language at all. I don't like using language to convey meaning. I'd rather use images and music."

There's almost no content in terms of language at all. I don't like using language to convey meaning. I'd rather use images and music.



Philip Glass Quotes: "My biggest problem about writing is whenever I write piano pieces, because I then have to learn to play them, which is sometimes not so easy."

My biggest problem about writing is whenever I write piano pieces, because I then have to learn to play them, which is sometimes not so easy.



Philip Glass Quotes: "In order to arrive at a personal style, you have to have a technique to begin with."

In order to arrive at a personal style, you have to have a technique to begin with.



Philip Glass Quotes: "I always knew what I wanted to do and I did it."

I always knew what I wanted to do and I did it.



Philip Glass Quotes: "The hardest thing about traveling is that mostly you get to a point - and it always happens on every tour - where you can choose between eating and sleeping, but you can't do both."

The hardest thing about traveling is that mostly you get to a point - and it always happens on every tour - where you can choose between eating and sleeping, but you can't do both.



Philip Glass Quotes: "I'd say the differences are more interesting than the similarities at this point. Certainly no one would ever mistake my music for Steve's [ Reich]."

I'd say the differences are more interesting than the similarities at this point. Certainly no one would ever mistake my music for Steve's [ Reich].



Philip Glass Quotes: "I, as a young guy getting out of music school, I didn't like the prospect of spending my life writing music for about 200 people."

I, as a young guy getting out of music school, I didn't like the prospect of spending my life writing music for about 200 people.



Philip Glass Quotes: "I don't think I'm capable of making radical changes, but over a period of four or five years you can perceive very big changes, and they seem rather small at the time."

I don't think I'm capable of making radical changes, but over a period of four or five years you can perceive very big changes, and they seem rather small at the time.



Philip Glass Quotes: "I'd say it's just part of the world that we live in; it's part of the music world."

I'd say it's just part of the world that we live in; it's part of the music world.



Philip Glass Quotes: "I like the idea that [Mahatma] Gandhi is appearing now in an opera hall in all these different places, and people kind of think about it again."

I like the idea that [Mahatma] Gandhi is appearing now in an opera hall in all these different places, and people kind of think about it again.