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Alan Hovhaness Quotes and Sayings
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I found a greater identity with my own emotions in
the Armenian culture as I grew older,
as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it.
- Alan Hovhaness

I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
- Alan Hovhaness

No, no, I didn't know him.
He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians.
- Alan Hovhaness

This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people,
but they were all sort of...
well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant,
and this was rather depressing to me.
- Alan Hovhaness

 

There is nothing like practice.
- Alan Hovhaness

I did all kinds of things in order to earn a living.
- Alan Hovhaness

It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not
particularly in sympathy with the music of this century.
- Alan Hovhaness

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My mother's background was Scottish.
She came from an old family, some of whom lived in
upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland.
- Alan Hovhaness

I think that of my 21 symphonies, each has its own place.
- Alan Hovhaness

I was born in Somerville, but I don't remember very
much about it because we moved from there to Arlington
when I was five years old,
and it was in Arlington that I spent most of my childhood.
- Alan Hovhaness

There were periods when I sometimes made fires in a large,
open fireplace that lasted about two weeks,
which was how long it took to burn my compositions.
So there has been an awful lot that I have destroyed.
- Alan Hovhaness

I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano,
but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and
my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become
a good concert pianist and earn my living that way.
- Alan Hovhaness

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein PHOTO

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
- Sidney Lanier

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessed is he who has found his work;
let him ask no other blessedness.
- Thomas Carlyle

I found I could say things with color and shapes that
I couldn't say any other way -
things I had no words for.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we could give every individual the right amount
of nourishment and exercise,
not too little and not too much, we would have found
the safest way to health.
- Hippocrates

The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing.
- Dizzy Dean

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

How often I found where I should be going
only by setting out for somewhere else.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and
the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost

Forgiveness is the remission of sins.
For it is by this that what has been lost,
and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Saint Augustine

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin,
they would never have found time to conquer the world.
- Heinrich Heine

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
- Alice Walker

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for
thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.
The original meal has never been found.
- Calvin Trillin

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

I've found that in business opportunities will constantly
emerge or situations develop that make you revise your plans along the way.
- Benjamin Cohen

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books,
but merely reading them will not make one religious.
- Ramakrishna

Most of the birds of the Old World can be found here,
as Oman is on a strategic route for migrating birds.
- Saadi

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful,
and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I never found much comfort in overly organized religion of any sort.
- Jewel Kilcher

I am a great believer in found families and I'm not
a great believer in blood.
- Joss Whedon

I'm always happy when I'm cleaning, and besides,
I had just found out that I was going to have a baby.
- Peggy Lee


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