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8 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Britten
11/22/1913 - 12/4/1976
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Edward Benjamin Britten     Baron Britten of Aldeburgh     Lord Benjamin Britten of Aldeburgh
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It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.

Music Quotes, by Benjamin Britten

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It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Britten

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The restaurant is like a theatre: we do two shows a day and when you are doing Shakespeare you don't want to throw in something out of Walt Disney.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Britten

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The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Britten

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These two are not two Love has made them one Amo Ergo Sum! And by its mystery Each is no less but more.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Britten

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[Music has] the beauty of disappointment & never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, & everlasting beauty of monotony.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Britten

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Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.

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It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.

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