Ned Rorem Quotes and Quotations
Artists, by definition innocent, don't steal. But they do borrow without giving back.
Classic means standard as opposed to Romantic: form before meaning as opposed to meaning before form. It grows from inside out, while Romantic grows from outside in.
Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.
The art of translation lies less in knowing the other language than in knowing your own.
Sooner or later you've heard all your best friends have to say. Then comes the tolerance of real love.
Perfection is no more a requisite to art than to heroes.