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- "My own mystic bent leads me to believe that musical variations, collage, reiteration and process, or evolution, are beautiful. Life is worth living and beauty is worth making."
- Simple: My own mysteries make me believe that these things about music are beautiful: different ways of doing the same music; joining small parts of different music together to make one large piece of music; doing the same music again and again; and slowly changing the music. Life is worth living and beauty is worth making.
- "The idea that beauty is revolutionary is a revelation to me...I've discovered the part of my brain that can't decode anything, can't add, can't work from verbalized concepts, but that does make melodies with pitch and rhythm...beauty is enough."
- Simple: The idea that beauty can completely change things is an idea that opened my mind. I have discovered the part of my brain that cannot use language, cannot add, cannot work with ideas that are in words, but that part does make new music with higher and lower notes and with rhythm... beauty is enough.
- All Music Guide. Google Books.