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10 Famous Quotes by Carlisle Floyd
6/11/1926 - (Present)
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Floyd, Carlisle
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America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.

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Anyone who creates something new or does something different artistically is going to be singled out.

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I don't know how any of my operas will play in 20 years. It will have a lot to do with the fashions of the time and what people respond to.

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I find it enormously valuable to be sure that that the pacing is what I think it is and that the scenes have the shape I think they have musically and dramatically.

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I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.

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I had all the normal interests-I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater.

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I think anything that is expressed directly and as honestly as possible will last.

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I tried to use the voice so it was not strictly recitative or singing or spoken word. I tried a great deal of speaking on pitch and in rhythm.

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I was choosing a subject matter that tries to depict the period more accurately, rather than the history-book version we have come to believe.

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I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent, by my father.

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