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Spider Robinson Quotes

I hope you find these Spider Robinson Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Erotica is pornography I am willing to publicly admit I like.
- Spider Robinson

Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened.
- Spider Robinson

Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity.
- Spider Robinson

A beginning is the end of something,
always.
- Spider Robinson


 

What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality,
passion, and understated erotica that popular music,
even with all of its energy and life,
cannot even begin to touch?
- Lara St.
John

Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken.
- Isabel Allende

Erotica is simply high-class pornography;
better produced,
better conceived, better executed, better packaged,
designed for a better class of consumer.
- Andrea Dworkin


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I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto.
- Susie Bright

Pornography is about dominance.
Erotica is about mutuality.
- Gloria Steinem

In practice, attempts to sort out good erotica from
bad porn inevitably comes down to:
What turns me on is erotica;
what turns you on is pornographic.
- Ellen Willis

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player.
By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas
City in classical situations.
He was already an amazing talent.
- Pat Metheny

I'm not really involved with politics...
I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around.
- Eva Green

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

A well-rounded performer will listen to all kinds of music.
I like classical, Middle Eastern, and rock a lot.
- Patti LuPone

I grew up mostly with classical, big band,
and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening
to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
- Moira Kelly

I really love sort of classical cinema where people
were telling stories with very little dialogue,
and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
- Alex Winter

Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music,
that's what I really like.
- Joan Armatrading

I also like Western classical music and jazz.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

I played classical as a kid.
- John Legend

I loved writing a book in which, in some ways,
it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking
lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
- Neil Gaiman

Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence,
with bravery and mercy.
- Theodore White

I love many kinds of music: world music,
jazz, classical, pop.
- Anita Diament

That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise.
- Itzhak Perlman

I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar,
as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues.
All of it.
I did the same thing with my voice.
- Boz Scaggs

This freedom of political discussion on the highest
level is something which Western civilization has in
common with that of classical antiquity,
but with no other.
- Christopher Dawson

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt,
and that's not what I play.
I play black classical music.
- Nina Simone

It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which
classical national economy has hitherto taught,
not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life.
- Hjalmar Schacht

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

I play piano and guitar.
Acoustic guitar.
I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard.
I could never play a lead to save my life.
- Kip Winger

I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD,
not designed for performance.
- Anne Dudley

When I began competing with the other artists in New York,
I discovered classical North Indian music.
- Henry Flynt

I read and write classical piano and percussion,
also guitar.
- Suzi Quatro

I listen to classical music very much.
There's a lot of jazz that I don't enjoy listening to.
- Lee Konitz

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa,
we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle.
We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.
- Joe Slovo

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity,
unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible
for the topology of spacetime to change.
- Edward Witten

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold,
there were all kinds of young musicians,
talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
- Gunther Schuller

Music has always been transnational;
people pick up whatever interests them,
and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed
influences from all over the world.
- Yo-Yo Ma

I would have to say I might do some stuff,
but it's the film that's appealing.
I was raised on film.
My musical experience is all via film,
it's not from classical music.
- Danny Elfman

They're simply following what was laid down in front
and they play the same thing.
So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer.
- Buddy Rich

And then you have the classical ballerinas,
they're like sopranos.
Applied to the dance.
- Ninette de Valois

I kind of lost interest in the classical dance.
I was very much interested in the modern choreography.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

The classical writers...
playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights,
all showed areas of all classes and how they live and
painted them pretty authentically.
- Timothy West

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

Classical ballet will never die.
- Ninette de Valois

Classical plays require more imagination and more general
training to be able to do.
That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
- Vivien Leigh

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations
of a classical education,
and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself
as having had a very narrow escape.
- William Hazlitt

But those musics do not address the larger kind of
architecture in time that classical music does,
whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

When I was a young musician, the only option available
to pursue secondary education in music was to attend
a classical conservatory.
- Billy Joel

I have no doubt that there are great people about though...
the thing of it is, nothing to this day moves me like
classical music (Debussy,
Vaughn Williams).
- Gary Lucas

I play the piano and have been playing since I was 7,
mainly classical Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart.
- Kiana Tom

I like to listen to classical music...
I like mainline jazz.
- Herb Alpert

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end,
in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and
write my classical music,
which has always been my passion.
- Malcolm Arnold

Live action writers will give you a structure,
but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation
is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
- Ralph Bakshi

I'm a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music.
- Billy Sheehan

In contrast, traditional classical music starts from
an abstract musical schema.
This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage,
when it is performed.
- Pierre Schaeffer

So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me,
because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood
dictate what's going to happen.
- Glenn Danzig

Many fail to realize this great recording industry
was built by so-called jazz artists.
And at the other end of the spectrum,
a base in European classical music as well.
- Ahmad Jamal

I did extensive, extensive recordings and made a classical CD-ROM set,
which is still on the market.
For ten years, it was by itself as the cream of the crop of samples.
- Miroslav Vitous

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

Seriously though, my father was the first African American
to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I
grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
- Bobby McFerrin

I loved Hendrix.
I mean, really, really loved him.
As if he were one of the great classical composers.
And he was.
That's how I saw him.
- Warren Zevon

Obviously classical music tends to be stuff that is
usually at least a hundred years old.
- Steve Hackett

Actually, I've had very little classical training,
although I love listening to classical music very much.
- Benny Green

I got obsessed with classical music,
I got obsessed with Chopin,
with playing the piano.
- Gary Oldman

I'm sure there are a few things in my CD collection
that might surprise people.
I like classical music, the blues, and I'm a big fan of alternative rock.
- Brad Paisley

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry,
I was listening to European classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was
a singer of just about everything.
- Carly Simon

Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit
that even American cultural music comes from Europe.
That's what classical music is, real European music.
- Sonny Rollins


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