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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.


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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.


         

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.


         

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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Education gives light.

Education gives light.


         


What's in a life without Camaraderie? For setting sail on a ship with a band of merry brothers by your side is much more gratifying than drifting aimlessly on a boat lost alone at sea.

What's in a life without Camaraderie? For setting sail on a ship with a band of merry brothers by your side is much more gratifying than drifting aimlessly on a boat lost alone at sea.


         

Its all about perception, that is how you look at. Your own thoughts and outlook defines whether it is good or bad. And your definition determines your response.

Its all about perception, that is how you look at. Your own thoughts and outlook defines whether it is good or bad. And your definition determines your response.


         

At any given moment you have power to decide how your story is going to end

At any given moment you have power to decide how your story is going to end


         

Why are you surprised when the thing you run from as hard as you can only gets faster and better at chasing you ...

Why are you surprised when the thing you run from as hard as you can only gets faster and better at chasing you ...


         

When Eve upon the first of men The apple pressed with specious cant Oh! what a thousand pities then That Adam was not adamant.

When Eve upon the first of men The apple pressed with specious cant Oh! what a thousand pities then That Adam was not adamant.


         

The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.

The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.


         

What's the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? Wish I hadn't.

What's the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? Wish I hadn't.


         

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.


         


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