Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading.
What force is more potent than love?
Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.