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Some quotes that I like…

  • Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur
  • See, even the harshest moments come with a little golden key taped secretly onto their side, which you can use to unlock personal growth and greater future happiness. But only if you choose to accept that key and put it to use. Mr. Money Mustache
  • Knowing that one stands for something is knowing that one stands apart. – Morton Feldman
  • One writes for the acoustical and aesthetic properties of the instruments at hand…. Every instrument wishes to be played in a certain way. And you either learn that and you get the instrument to sound the way it wants to sound, and then it will do anything for you. Or you fight it. And if you fight it, you will lose the battle.
    – Robert Levin
  • I’ve been through quite a lot of technology, y’know, but. . . I have two bits of wood in my hand and I hit those buggers and I love it! – Ringo Starr
  • The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent.” – Alfred Brendel
  • Here we are, eighteen-year-old girls, using this blowtorch to make dessert. – Laura Brackney
  • I’m 36 now and recently learned that I’m not always right. – Anonymous (but you know who you are)
  • Your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream… The space can be humble, and it really needs only one thing: a door you are willing to shut. – Stephen King
  • Endeavor to persevere. – Lone Watie (Chief Dan George in Outlaw Josey Wales)
  • The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. – L. P. Hartley
  • Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle
  • The ring of authenticity is more important than the clang of originality. – George Rochberg
  • 100% of being a professional musician is showing up to do the job. There is no irregularity of attendance, or there is no career. – Duane Keith
  • Your life makes you who you are, and therefore that’s the music you make. – Chantal Passamonte
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
  • You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. – Rumi
  • Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. – Julia Child
  • I had to learn I deserved better and that just because you love someone with all your heart and all your soul doesn’t make that person the right one. – Liz Primo
  • Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston S. Churchill
  • One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things. – Henry Miller
  • If you don’t learn from what’s happening to you, you’re doomed to repeat your mistakes be miserable. The mistake here is the NOT LEARNING.  

If you’ve gone this far down this little side trail and want to keep going, I found many of the quotes on this page to my liking.

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