Bobby Hutcherson quotes

  • When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.

  • There is something about music that keeps its distance even at the moment that it engulfs us. It is at the same time outside and away from us and inside and part of us. In one sense it dwarfs us, and in another we master it. We are led on and on, and yet in some strange way we never lose control.

  • I am the first instrument. I am the voice. I do not imitate other instruments. Other instruments imitate me.

  • Salvation, the prophets tell us, is preconditioned by repentance. The redeeming act of God waits upon man's initiative.

  • We're all waiting for the opportunity to do big films but you have to wait your turn - unless you get offered something like Twilight when you're 20! Otherwise, you just have to keep slogging away.

  • Fear is born of Satan, and if we would only take time to think a moment we would see that everything Satan says is founded upon a falsehood.

  • We fear our highest possibility. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.

  • In those moments when priorities clash always stay guided by your values, not your perceived necessities.

  • Christians believe that God is everywhere and is involved in our lives at every moment, whether we publicly acknowledge God or not.

  • The energy of live theater is indescribable. You are just in the moment for an hour and a half.

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