Archive for February, 2008

Proud Of Me

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Everything I do, really, is to try and make my mother and father proud of me.

Shaun Edwards
Everything I Do Is To Make My Mother And Father Proud

The Dots

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

“I’m enormously impressed that lay people with no powers of subpoena, with no access to insider information of any sort, could put together a very powerful set of questions and set of facts that are a road map for this commission,” Jamie Gorelick, former US deputy attorney general, said at the first open hearing of the 9/11 Commission. “Now, what’s your secret?”

“Eighteen months of doing nothing but grieving and connecting the dots,” Kleinberg replied.

Susan Faludi
What Happened To The Widows

A Geometric Imagination

Monday, February 18th, 2008

The most precious collaborator I have ever had, I say it straightaway and don’t even have to hesitate, was Nino Rota — between us, immediately, a complete, total harmony … He had a geometric imagination, a musical approach worthy of celestial spheres.

Federico Fellini

Master Of All

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

In the world of cinema, the composer must be the master of all cultures.

Nino Rota

Really Novel Ideas

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Yet sleep is more important than ever to us, because in Britain we don’t have a manufacturing base any more, we are reliant on our creative processes, and for individuals to come up with really novel ideas and decisions they need to enjoy regular, good-quality sleep.

Professor Russell Foster

The Brioche

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Concert by the Saint-Cecilia Society. I really listened only to the Eroica symphony. I found the first movement splendid. The andante is perhaps Beethoven’s most tragic and sublime composition, but only halfway through. Then came Cherubini’s “Consecration March”, which I heard with pleasure. As for Preciosa whether it was the heat or the brioche I had eaten beforehand, at any rate my immortal soul was paralysed and I slept all the way through.

Eugène Delacroix

Not Quite Enough

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein

To Get Mad

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008