Heitor Villa-Lobos quotes

  • Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.

  • My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.

  • Because of a friend, life is a little stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend's existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he still is there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love.

  • I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn.

  • I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

  • I can write better than anyone who can write faster,

  • I would give my best quartet for a good razor,

  • It seems to me the structure of the Quartets is too imposed

  • We choose mania over boredom every time.

  • Deplorable mania, when something happens, to inquire what.