Against all odds––quotes

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.
––– Thomas Edison

Listen without prejudice.
––– George Michael

No, she need not come to the audition, as the Maestro will not hear her––much less hire her––no matter how well she plays.
––– Personnel manager for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra after hearing recommendation for Marie Speziale, American woman trumpet trailblazer.

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Quotes about immersion

And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can’t be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field.
––– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, researcher in happiness, creativity and “flow”

Lengthy immersion in the works of other composers can tire. The music of Mozart does not tire, and this is one of its miracles.
––– George Snell

It’s so important to listen to music, to listen again and again. Eat, sleep and drink music.
––– Arturo Sandoval

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