IN THE STUDIO
A film is—or should be—more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it
I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.
Music is well said to be the speech of the angels.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.