Gian Carlo Menotti Quotes

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Gian Carlo Menotti Quotes

I really dont think I have that much of the gift; I have a little bit, but I wish I were Schubert or Chopin or Beethoven, though Beethoven had a very difficult time writing melody, too.
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I have always felt that art, especially music, is but a demonstration of God.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

The Italians are very unmusical. If I go to a Protestant church in London or Amsterdam or listen to a black choir, I hear four-part harmony. Italians could never do that. In Italy, we all have to sing the melody because we cannot harmonise.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

The only thing that interests me in music is to be able to reach into the, let's call it, 'collective unconscious' of what is noblest in the human spirit, the way you find in the music of Mozart and Beethoven and Verdi that wonderful quality that not a note can be changed.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

The Greeks said the artist doesn't actually have to travel and look around. You stay where God has put you, and you dig as deep as you can. This is what I've done.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

Fate has blessed me.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

One lived in the impression that nobody could ever compete with the 'Nutcracker' or 'A Christmas Carol.'

— Gian Carlo Menotti

Writing beautiful melodies is not fashionable because it is very difficult to do.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

God gives you the gift of melody or He doesn't - it's as simple as that.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

I guess I am running the risk of becoming the Hans Christian Andersen of opera.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

I thought conceptual art was a joke.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

As a little boy of 3 or 4, I became lame. Something was wrong with my right leg. There are pictures of me being pulled around in a little wagon. The doctors didn't know what to do. So my nanny took me to the miraculous Madonna at Sacro Monte in Varese, the priest blessed me, and I walked.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

Love is born of faith, lives on hope, and dies of charity.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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