I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism. - Howard Dietz
The new kind of music seems to create not from the heart but from the head. Its composers think rather than feel. They have not the capacity to make their works exalt - they meditate, protest, analyze, reason, calculate and brood, but they do not exalt. - Sergei Rachmaninoff
History's greatest composers would be appalled to hear their greatest works reduced to distorted hold music for businesses. - michael p naughton
Music is much like fucking, but some composers can't climax and others climax too often, leaving themselves and the listener jaded and spent. - Charles Bukowski
The artists are the most powerful ones, the creators, first are the painters, working without words, second are the music composers, and third are the writers. - Robert Black
Maybe he's only a little bit crazy, like painters, or composers, or some of those men in Washington.