Benjamin Britten Quotes (9 quotes)
“These two are not two Love has made them one Amo Ergo Sum! And by its mystery Each is no less but more.”
Letters from a Life Volume 3 (1946-1951): The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten (2011 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571279937
“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”
―Thomas Henry Huxley
Select Works of Thomas H. Huxley (J. B. Alden, Publisher, 1886 ), p. 339
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
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Born: November 22, 1913
Died: December 4, 1976 (aged 63)
Bio: Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH was an English composer, conductor, and pianist; and one of the central figures of 20th-century British classical music. He showed talent from an early age, and first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy Was Born in 1934. With the premiere of his opera Peter Grimes in 1945, he leapt to international fame.