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Alejo Carpentier Quotes and Sayings
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I studied harmony and composition in a very spontaneous manner.
- Alejo Carpentier

I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain
about what the end result would be.
On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world;
being heard everywhere,
and our small island was already producing one of the
popular musical genres of the 20th century.
- Alejo Carpentier

Those who have always had faith in its final success
can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph
after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban
music on the European continent.
- Alejo Carpentier

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

 

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and
dissected at least one woman.
- Honore de Balzac

I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
- Hippolyte Taine

I went to acting school in New York City for two years.
I studied with Stella Adler.
- Judd Nelson

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I had studied violin from age 7 to 14.
- Amar Bose

I studied literature design and fashion design.
- Danielle Steel

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet.
That attitude is something that's put into your head.
You are never thin enough.
- Carmen Electra

It's been studied to the point where we know that the
impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow;
that is,
the brain and the spinal cord.
- Ann Veneman

I studied all about Gauguin.
He was a banker.
He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays.
And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.
- Anthony Quinn

I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years.
They used to have improv exercises that you would work
on and you would do improvs.
- Barry Levinson

Then when I reached college I realized that many people
had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th
centuries and so I studied those methods.
- Andrew Wiles

I have generally found that persons who had studied
painting least were the best judges of it.
- William Hogarth

I've studied all my musical life, but learning is only
good if you do something constructive with it.
- Tony Williams

I've studied voice from a few different people for years.
- Kip Winger

I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science
was so difficult it was essential that the problem
being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
- Paul Nurse

Every view, and every object I studied attentively,
by viewing them again and again on every side,
for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

It took three years to put Shakespeare's words together,
there were a lot of words to be studied and a lot of words to be sorted out,
and it proved to be a major project.
- David Crystal

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

I didn't just want to be Frank's daughter who sang Boots.
I take my music very seriously and studied very hard.
It's not a joke to me.
- Nancy Sinatra

I listened more than I studied...
therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed.
- Joseph Haydn

I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs.
I studied with a trainer because I knew we'd do episodes that had karate.
- Erik Estrada

It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied,
because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic,
which is religion.
- Toni Morrison

You see, I've never really studied acting.
- Diana Ross

I was born with a serious spiritual consciousness and
for many years studied different paths.
- Steven Seagal

I studied architecture in New York.
So, really I was very moved, like everyone else,
to try to contribute something that has that resonance
and profundity of it means to all of us.
- Daniel Libeskind

I met David Smith through my former wife,
Cornelia, who'd studied with him.
- Kenneth Noland

I had the training at drama school where I studied
Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period
historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
- Orlando Bloom

It was because of my deep concerns about nuclear weapons
that I went to Hiroshima.
And then I was astounded in Hiroshima to find that
nobody had really studied it.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion.
- Ville Valo

I have always studied my parts with the orchestral
score and not with the piano reduction.
- Placido Domingo

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism,
Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut,
visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong

To me, all writing is like music.
And especially dialogue.
I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be,
a composer.
Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict

In fact, it used to be a joke if you studied at a University.
- Tony Randall

I play piano and trumpet.
I studied classical guitar.
- Mike Figgis

I never studied with Balanchine, but his work was very important to me.
- Twyla Tharp

Real knowledge, like everything else of value,
is not to be obtained easily.
It must be worked for, studied for, thought for,
and, more that all, must be prayed for.
- Thomas Arnold

I have written two medical novels.
I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation.
- Taylor Caldwell

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied
enough mathematics to become confused through the countless
number of possible exceptions.
- Felix Klein

Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.
- Ruby Wax

I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter,
and I was well-rounded.
I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway.
In fact, I got one the first week.
- Gene Kelly

I should have been a much better artist if I could
have studied more and amused myself less.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

The visual information of art history is going to students seamlessly,
without the enormous trouble those of us who are older
had when we studied art history many years ago.
- Robert Nelson

I studied for my degree in London and consequently
ended up spending five years away from Cornwall.
I deliberately moved away from the coast to experience a different way of life.
- John Dyer

I think that after Church got his Ph.D.
he studied in Europe, maybe in the Netherlands,
for a year or two.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

Too often new ideas are studied and analyzed until they are suffocated.
- William Pollard

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but,
as planned, I took it easy for a few days -
flicked through books,
studied Japanese art a little.
- Gustav Klimt

I studied secondary education.
- Jim McKay

I worked at Mark Foy's during the day and studied drama at night.
- Rod Taylor

I've studied a lot of great people over the years -
Pete Seeger,
James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired,
though I can't say I dance like James.
- John Fogerty

The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes,
the more I am convinced that he understood leadership
better than any other American president.
- David Herbert Donald

I love Indian music very much, but I haven't studied that specifically.
- Lee Konitz

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts
for four years and emerged with a degree.
- Bela Lugosi

I studied with the idea of becoming a Catholic priest.
- Peter Jurasik

The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied,
the more clearly those tragic years become revealed
as a vast collapse of civilization.
- Arthur Henderson

I loved school.
I studied like crazy.
I was a Class A nerd.
- Maya Lin

Well, first I studied piano.
I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb...
and repressive.
- Luc Ferrari

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy.
I never studied acting, but those two qualities are
exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
- Susan Sarandon

Once I picked up an electric guitar,
I lost interest in piano,
and I just wanted to rock.
I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.
- Juliana Hatfield

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man,
depends on the opinion of his fellow men.
He is constantly acting a studied part.
- Jeremy Collier

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half
the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
- Will Rogers

Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before -
mostly with the late Stella Adler,
who was marvelous!
- but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this.
- Marie Windsor

I studied at a grammar school and later at the University
of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine.
- Karl von Frisch

In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago,
the weekends I helped in the family store.
- Jack Steinberger

After the first exams, I switched to the Faculty of
Philosophy and studied Zoology in Munich and Vienna.
- Karl von Frisch

I think that rather than condemning Islam,
Islam needs to be studied by those who are sincere.
- Louis Farrakhan

Love-making is an art which must be studied.
- Ivor Novello

I taught myself how to play the guitar.
I never studied music.
- Dan Hawkins

I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes,
but I wasn't a religion major really.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal


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