Carlisle Floyd Quotes & Sayings

31 most famous Carlisle Floyd quotes and sayings (composer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since dust has been through the art which has survived them.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“The story of Willie Stark fascinated me because it was tackling the story of a man who outwardly has all the success one could possibly want and who is destroyed by his personal demons.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“I find it enormously valuable to be sure that that the pacing is what I think it is and that the scenes have the shape I think they have musically and dramatically.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white, which they didn't. They loved very bright colors. And there were other differences in perceptions that gave one a very different view of them.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“I think anything that is expressed directly and as honestly as possible will last.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don't factor in the basic element that they're humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations.”
Carlisle Floyd Quotes
“Socially I never was an outsider. I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly, but perhaps it was wanting to belong, and at the same time wanting to retain one's own personality.”

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