You'll have a good, secure life when being alive means more to you than security, love more than money, your freedom more than public or partisan opinion, when the mood of Beethoven's or Bach's music becomes the mood of your whole life … when your thinking is in harmony, and no longer in conflict, with your feelings … when you let yourself be guided by the thoughts of great sages and no longer by the crimes of great warriors … when you pay the men and women who teach your children better than the politicians; when truths inspire you and empty formulas repel you; when you communicate with your fellow workers in foreign countries directly, and no longer through diplomats...
What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.
I like Bach. I like Randy Newman.
The worst constructed play is a Bach fugue when compared to life.
I want to be like Johnny Bach or Pete Carril or Tex.