Malcolm Arnold quotes

  • Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
    -- Malcolm Arnold

    #Inspiring #Communication #People

  • Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
    -- Malcolm Arnold

    #Passion #Writing #Mean

  • Although, I am proud of all my Symphonies as they all have something special to say, my particular favourite is the Fifth. As the great Mahler expert Donald Mitchell said that if Mahler had written another Symphony, it would have been my Fifth!
    -- Malcolm Arnold

    #Symphony #Special #Experts

  • Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

  • To create is, first and foremost, to create time.

  • This one question-'What do I know for certain?'-is tremendously powerful. When you look deeply into this question, it actually destroys your world. It destroys your whole sense of self, and it's meant to. You come to see that everything you think you know about yourself, everything you think you know about the world, is based on assumptions, beliefs, and opinions-things that you believe because you were taught or told they were true. Until we start to see these false perceptions for what they really are, consciousness will be imprisoned within the dream state.

  • Communication is so much better when people are vulnerable.

  • God does not so much want us to do things as to let people see what He can do.

  • Once a leader delegates, he should show utmost confidence in the people he has entrusted.

  • The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.

  • I have known some quite good people who were unhappy, but never an interested person who was unhappy.

  • The bells they sound on Bredon, And still the steeples hum. "Come all to church, good people"- Oh, noisy bells, be dumb; I hear you, I will come.

  • Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.