Ned Rorem Quotes

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It isn't evil that is ruining the earth, but mediocrity.

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Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.

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If music could be translated into human speech, it would no longer need to exist.
— Ned Rorem

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It isn't evil that's running the earth, but mediocrity. The crime is not that Nero played while Rome burned, but that he played badly.
— Ned Rorem

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