Ed Simons quotes

  • We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. [...] By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies - all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable.

  • Nature has a language of its own, or maybe those who have lived long in solitude read in it their own unconscious inner feelings and mysterious foreknowledge.

  • I'm a bit of an insomniac. I go to bed at 5am because I get caught up in watching TV or listening to music at night.

  • The best way to deal with excessive thinking is to just listen to it, to listen to the mind. Listening is much more effective than trying to stop thought or cut it off.

  • Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.

  • It will lead many musicians out of the cul-de-sac they currently face. And those that do not understand will be cursed to make disposable music on laptops forever.

  • On a two week road trip I know I can get by better with no underwear than no laptop.

  • I had a laptop when they weighed 10 pounds.

  • Let me be very honest and just say that if any airline would let me take the violin and the laptop on board I would fly that airline all the time.

  • I have switched on this modern laptop machine. And I have told myself that I must resist the temptation to start playing solitaire upon it.

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