Recording Motivation

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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 23rd, 2019, 2:12 pm

A lot of people have had some great sayings relating to LV recording in their signature lines over the years, and I thought that we might collect some of them in a thread that might serve a motivating purpose for when one is a bit "recording-reluctant".

Here's an example.

"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time."
Leonard Bernstein
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Cori
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Post by Cori » April 23rd, 2019, 2:22 pm

Here are some of my favourites (though my sig's been the same For A Really Long Time, these are just general quotes that motivate me.)
The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
— Samuel Butler
It is what you read when you don't have to, that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
— Oscar Wilde
As the world is not inhabited entirely by specialists, the inference is that books of all kinds, good as well as indifferent,
lie hidden away in obscure places, waiting the coming of some appreciative explorer who will rescue them from the neglect of many years,
and restore them to the world from whence they came.
— J. Herbert Slater from The Romance of Book-Collecting.
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.
Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity
as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
— Ernest Newman
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
— Aristotle (though, I've not checked into this, I bet it's been attributed to others too, and it doesn't sound very Aristotlean, not that I have a firm notion of that ... )
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by iBeScotty » April 23rd, 2019, 11:11 pm

“I feel the need... The need TO READ!” [high five]

—at least that is what would’ve been my sig had I not lamely chosen a username other than Maverick!
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 24th, 2019, 6:53 am

Cori wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 2:22 pm
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.
Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity
as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
— Ernest Newman
This one is truly great! And inspiring.
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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