Olivier Messiaen Quote
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
“In Haig's presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
Woodward and Bernstein. The Final Days, chapter 14 (1976)
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951), p. 43
Picture Source: WikipediaOlivier Messiaen
Born: December 10, 1908
Died: April 27, 1992 (aged 83)
Bio: Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex ; harmonically and melodically it is based on modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations.