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As an artist, you have to express yourself. I make no excuses for my versatility. I grew up singing classical arias, but I love rock n' roll and jazz standards.
Students often have such a lofty idea of what a poem is, and I want them to realize that their own lives are where the poetry comes from. The most important things are to respect the language; to know the classical rules, even if only to break them; and to be prepared to edit, to revise, to shape.
I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera.
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Preachers at black churches are the last people left in the English-speaking world who know the schemes and tropes of classical rhetoric: parallelism, antithesis, epistrophe, synecdoche, metonymy, periphrasis, litotes - the whole bag of tricks.
P. J. O'Rourke
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually.
Classical - perhaps I should say 'orchestral' - music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It's all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities.
Growing up, there was only classical music on BBC Radio. We had to listen to the American Forces Network in Germany, which played pop songs, or the pirate radio boats off the coast.
Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music.
When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory.
I think doing variations on a classical theme is a dangerous thing to do.
When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.
I'd started going to acting classes at 14, played 'Medea' at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.
Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist.
I loved 'Fantasia' as a kid because it filled me with wonder, enchantment and awe. It was my first real introduction into classical music. It was totally inspiring to me.
I spent ten years playing classical piano, and that was what led to keyboards and eventually to production and to Linkin Park.
Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
When I first got a guitar, it was a Spanish, classical thing.
The best gift I was ever given was the arts. My mum gave me those on a silver platter. Growing up, her and my grandmother would take me to ballets, classical concerts, even smoky jazz clubs I wasn't supposed to be in!
With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music - you can't do that in jazz. You can't do that with classical.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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