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I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
         

I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.


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Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.

Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.


         

Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music, and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world.

Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music, and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world.


         

You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.

You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.


         

The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.

The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.


         

Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.

Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.


         


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Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.


         

Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow. Do not let false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.

Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow. Do not let false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.


         


Wherever it is you may be, it is your friends who make your world.

Wherever it is you may be, it is your friends who make your world.


         


I mean this: every time I come home, I feel like I'm coming back to the world, and when I leave Macomb it's like leaving the world.

I mean this: every time I come home, I feel like I'm coming back to the world, and when I leave Macomb it's like leaving the world.


         

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Eastlake High makes Buffy's hellmouth look like a crack in the sidewalk.


         

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Boundaries and risk management are very important parts of living a healthy and positive life.


         

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Is there anything hotter than a cute guy who is also armed and dangerous? I think not.


         

My prescription for better health is to let go of the six things that could be destroying it—anger, regret, blame, resentment, worry, and guilt.

My prescription for better health is to let go of the six things that could be destroying it—anger, regret, blame, resentment, worry, and guilt.


         


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