Sincere composers believe in God.
My religion lies in my composition.
My success is not due to any personal superiority over other people.
Composers are the only people who can hear good music above bad sounds.
The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions.
Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
Anybody can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing.
No nation as young as America can be expected to become immediately a power in the arts.
America can well expect to develop a goodly amount of composers for she has a goodly number of people.
Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music.