“I looked on astounded as from his ordinary life he made his art. We were both ordinary men, he and I. Yet from the ordinary he created Legends--and I from Legends created only the ordinary!”
“Goodness is nothing in the furnace of art.”
“What use, after all, is man, if not to teach God His lessons?”
“God was singing through this little man to all the world.”
“Tell me, before you call us servants, who served whom? And who, I wonder, in your generations, will immortalize you?”
“Oh, you monster!No one exists but you, do they? You and your music!”
“Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don't take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.
Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?”
“My mom had mismatched eyes. It’s called “heterochromia,” and I have it too. My left eye is blue and my right is green, just like hers. She said it was our special genetic bond.”
“Aqui só há outroras, isto é água riscando fósforos.”
“Cuando gané la atención tanto de Val como del congresista Richards, sacudí la cabeza y suspiré. "Tengo el estatus internacional de superestrella y ella enloquece por usted.”
“I think that people who keep notebooks and jot down their thoughts are jerk-offs. I am only doing this because somebody suggested I do it, so you see, I'm not even an original jerk-off. But this somehow makes it easier. I just let it roll. Like a hot turd down a hill.”
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don’t try. – Beverley Sills”
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