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Virgil Thomson's Profile

Brief about Virgil Thomson: By info that we know Virgil Thomson was born at 1970-01-01. And also Virgil Thomson is American Composer.

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I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good.

Tags: Food, Friends, Good

Musicians own music because music owns them.

Tags: Music, Musicians, Owns

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

Tags: Done, Fear, Time

I don't go around regretting things that don't happen.

Tags: Happen, Regretting

I look at you and I write down what I hear.

Tags: Hear, Write

I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.

Tags: Life, May, Music

You explain how it went, and as far as you can figure out how it got that way.

Tags: Explain, Far, Figure

I don't care what other critics say, I only hope to be played.

Tags: Care, Hope, Played

I don't have to worry No matter what they do to it, it works.

Tags: Matter, Works, Worry

In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise.

Tags: Crush, Learn, Social

Let your mind alone, and see what happens.

Tags: Alone, Happens, Mind

Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing.

Tags: Job, Music, Nice

I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can.

Tags: Learned, Serious, Whole

I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it's equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.

Tags: America, Freedom, Powerful

We have an incredible warrior class in this country - people in law enforcement, intelligence - and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.

Tags: Evil, God, Night

Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.

Tags: Freedom, Offend, Speech

From the political angle, I'm trying to be apolitical if you will. I mean people say, 'Are you a red state or blue state?', I say, 'I'm purple.' I think there are great ideas on both sides of the aisle and neither side has cornered the market.

Tags: Great, Mean, Political

I really believe that a writer is someone who has trained their mind to misbehave.

Tags: Mind, Someone, Writer

If we talk about the glass being half empty or half full, I want to know what does the glass look like from underneath the table?

Tags: Full, Half, Talk

I like books that have razor-sharp plotting that snaps and moves along. It's not about the main character being different at the end. I don't want my main character to be different in the end. I still want him committed to his ideas, to be steadfast, true and loyal.

Tags: Character, End, True