Top 95 Compose Quotes

In this post, you will find great Compose Quotes from famous people, such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Anu Malik, Rosalia, Mohit Chauhan, Felix Mendelssohn. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

In summer, I like to sit and compose on the porch, wher

In summer, I like to sit and compose on the porch, where I can see people come and go.
I compose, produce, arrange – I don’t just perform. I’m playing keyboards, playing bass, doing everything.
I would love to compose for an entire film because it will be a different experience.
Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.
Felix Mendelssohn
Most film teams usually come with a tight deadline, which doesn’t leave us much time to compose.
The way to compose for me is to have lots of time.
Whenever we compose a tune we must put our full heart into it, only then the output will be best. That is why every song of mine has a fresh feel.
Mani Sharma
I compose most of my tweets with care, as if they were aphorisms – they are not usually dashed-off. Sometimes I’m surprised by the high, poetic quality of Twitter – it lends itself to a surreal sort of self-expression.
For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.
I’ve always envied people who compose music or paint, because they don’t have to be bothered with the sort of crude mess that language normally is, in everyday life and in the way we use it.
Franz Wright
I am not a methodical singer. I don’t follow any process or rules; what I follow is just my heart – whatever I experience, I just write and then compose it.
Usually I go to the studio to write lyrics and compose music. I try to be a dad as much as possible at home.
I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment… rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood.
In science, if you don’t do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn’t compose the ‘Ninth Symphony,’ no one else before or after is going to compose the ‘Ninth Symphony’ that he composed; no one else is going to paint ‘Starry Night‘ by van Gogh.
To be able to wake up and know I get to do music every single day – arrange music, compose music, write music and to be with my four best friends in the world, and just to go and do performances and to tour, it’s honestly a dream come true.
I put one questions. For whom I compose? My answer is I wanted to address to all my people. And if I write music for the Greek people because I’m Greek, I compose for all the people.
I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony.
I don’t know the names of any pop musicians. Pop music is standardised; it’s made to please the largest audience possible. I also compose to please a large audience, but when you listen to my music, you understand that I have studied and applied the whole history of composition.
I don’t like to surprise anyone with the music I compose for a film. That way, there is less trouble later on.
I would love to compose something for dance before I kick the bucket, and I’m not closed-minded about the dance, or the dance company.
As a performing group, the Beatles began by playing old rock favorites, for dancing, to tough audiences in Liverpool and Hamburg. When they began writing seriously, they discovered that they couldn’t compose in the early American rock tradition.
We lie to one another every day, in the sweetest way, often unconsciously. We dress ourselves and compose ourselves in order to present ourselves to one another.
I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose, I copy all myself.
Venerable Bede
It’s always a pleasure when you can compose guitar parts from a strong vocal and not just put the melody on top of guitar riffs.
Wes Borland
But somehow, I felt no inclination to be interested in it in any amateur way, let alone professional, until suddenly I became interested. And the first thing I did was to compose: not play an instrument, but to compose.
Gunther Schuller
I would love to compose something for dance before I kick the bucket, and I’m not closed-minded about the dance, or the dance company. I would really just love to collaborate on that.
I find it very difficult to compose when I’m not playing.
I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of ‘variation‘ much as if measure lengths were concrete musicalmaterial.’
I compose songs with a lot of simplicity because my school has been the streets, and people have been my books.
Let’s say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can’t do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference.
Sometimes, I make music in my sleep. So I get up, put o

Sometimes, I make music in my sleep. So I get up, put on my headphones, and compose it on the piano.
I can’t write, I can’t paint, I don’t compose.
In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
Samuel George Morton
I can write songs, I’ve had songs in movies, but I can’t compose film scores, you know?
Hrithik is a great help to me while I compose the music for our films. He gives his inputs to us. He sits with me and learns a lot about music too. He is very fond of learning and very involved in the filmmaking process.
It’s a misconception that I compose songs for girls. I have sung a song for Bhagat Singh, too, but nobody knows about it. I have sung about boys, but all of them are super-duper flop.
Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.
The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it’s the music that I want to hear- that’s my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings.
Ikue Mori
I was in the band as a boy and was taught music and learned to compose.
I proposed to my wife on Brighton Beach, and she said yes. That’s pretty romantic. Even though I forgot to go down on one knee because I was too busy trying to compose the question.
The code of life is like a Beethoven symphony. We have not yet learned how to write music like that. But evolution does it very well. I am learning how to use evolution to compose new music.
I don’t compose, actually. I just record. I’m the opposite of a composer in my way of working. I’m more instinctive.
Yann Tiersen
I compose my own stuff. I’ve been writing songs with words. I’ve been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer.
Alicia Witt
Supposedly, some writers work in rowdy coffee shops or compose whole novels to Megadeth, but when I write, I wear a pair of chainsaw operator‘s earmuffs.
People compose poetry, novels, sitcoms – for love.
I would enjoy venturing into music, as I do write songs and compose music! And, of course, dance, rhythm and performance are in my blood, so eventually I see myself doing something in that area, surely!
Jiah Khan
When I was asked to compose a score for… ‘Palo Alto,’ I first thought to myself, ‘What is the house that these characters would want to live in?’ I wanted to paint a picture and color scheme that I could work around. I gently apply different daubs to see what fits to match the color I have in mind with these characters.
Nobody worked harder than Mozart. By the time he was twenty-eight years old, his hands were deformed because of all the hours he had spent practicing, performing, and gripping a quill pen to compose. That’s the missing element in the popular portrait of Mozart.
Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
Maria Weston Chapman
‘Write’ is almost the wrong verb for what I do. I think ‘compose’ is more accurate because you’re trying to make the sounds in your mind and in your voice. So I compose while I’m driving or in the shower.
And after I compose my programs, but it is very easy because I look to the music in a very natural way without fuss, and so I look always music, in my home, like books and books and books, choose books and you read the pages, so I do this with music, and I make programs.
Victoria de los Angeles
As soon as I choose the timbre of an instrument, that dominates how I compose.
We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can’t, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.
Rick Wright
In 2015, an opera opened about me and Justice Antonin Scalia. It’s called ‘Scalia/Ginsburg.’ The composer, Derrick Wang, has degrees in music from Harvard and Yale. Enrolled in law school, he was reading dueling opinions by me and Justice Scalia and decided he could compose an appealing comic opera from them.
Every day I paint, and every day I compose music.
If you compose a song from your soul, it will come out well.
Socrates didn’t care to visit the theater, as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think, he himself had helped to compose), were performed.
Moses Mendelssohn
I very seldom compose anything in my head which later finds its way into text, except character names sometimes – I’m often very much inspired by things that I misunderstand.
When Sean and I are old, we’re just going to compose weird abstract symphonies.
With the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn them in order to perform them properly.
You compose because you want to somehow summarize in so

You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down… some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
Aaron Copland
The hierarchy is set out for me. The first priority is piano. I have to be 101 percent prepared. I find that at other times of the day, if the creative juices are working, I might want to write or compose.
It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony.
It’s great to compose music just for my own enjoyment, but that I have been able to make a lot of new friends, have shows everywhere, and get to know so many places all thanks to music is impressive to me.
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.
John Donne
Right now I’m listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical.
It was hard to write or compose… we just had to go back and finish making songs. If we make 20 songs, we’ll throw away 10.
The U.S. will ignore the opinion of the Iraqi people and it will compose the new government according to its own desires.
I compose music for films, and by the grace of God, I’ve got a few awards. That’s it.
There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that’s impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.
Arnold Newman
When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions.
John Fahey
A location-aware tablet will let us use what’s called geodesign to compose participatory, what-if scenarios onsite, using maps that several people can share – something we could always do with paper but that’s been a challenge with digital maps in the field.
We’re completely confused about the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction. To me, the moment you compose, you’re fictionalising; the moment you remember, you’re dreaming. It’s ludicrous that we have to pretend that non-fiction has to be real in some absolute sense.
All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth – in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world – have not any subsistence without a mind.
George Berkeley
I want to do everything related to music. Every genre, every style I want to compose.
One of the challenges is creating characters. I am trying to compose my sentences to express epic events happening to ordinary people.
At a shoot, I’m really aware of everything. When they do makeup, sometimes I can’t see what they’re doing, but I can feel it. I know what I look like, even when I can’t see what they’ve done. I know how to compose myself.
Way back before 1980, prior to ‘Disco Dancerbreaking into the collective consciousness of filmgoers, I had come to Chennai to compose for a film called ‘Suraksha.’
I compose the music according to the nature of the show. ‘Peter Gunn’s’ focus was violence so that was my key.
It’s hectic at times, but this is what any artiste wants: a hectic life with lot of travelling, performances, lots of love from fans, the opportunity to compose songs back-to-back, and a chance to share the stage with maestros like Zakir Hussain.
I get to tell the most interesting stories I know how to tell with the most interesting sentences I know how to compose – and people who aren’t related to me read them. To be paid to write things that matter to me is extraordinary.
I did psychology at university, but I wouldn’t say that my music is too influenced by it. The way I make music is a little more to do with an emotional connection. When I compose the melodies for my tracks, it always comes from the heart.
‘TIME’s spell-check always admonishes me whenever I compose a sentence in the passive voice, a warning that is often ignored by me.
The way I work is, I always compose a shot list before I talk to anybody, including my DP. So I’ll spend a couple months basically creating the movie in my head, so I have a very solid film in my head, where I know every shot, and I know what the transitions between scenes are.
Just recently, I thought about how maybe I should have kept using the synthesisers more after ‘Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence‘; then, I would have been a more unique soundtrack composer than I am now. It could have been my signature. But then, probably, Bertolucci would not have offered me to compose for his films.
Normally, when people compose for film, you give them the film, and they look at it, and they compose it.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
You know too well the forces which compose their army to dread their superior numbers.
James Wolfe
Everyone who gave me food, who took away my hunger, inspired me to compose. They told me their stories, and I had no other way to console them than with a piece of music, and that is how I learned. I did not resolve their problems with my songs, but I created a moment of release.
Every time I sit down in front of my piano, I like to improvise with the instrument. It depends on my mood of that day what kind of melodies and rhythms I am playing around. Sometimes, even before starting to play I already have a quite clear picture of a song I would like to compose, or at least the sound of it.
Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men.
Many now born, by the time they are voters will compose

Many now born, by the time they are voters will compose part of a nation with a genius nowhere equaled, and with a vast territory upon which those energies and that genius can operate.
Richard Parks Bland
There are no leftover Tool songs because of the process it takes to compose our songs – the way we hash it out in a room with all three or four of us, that there’s tons of riffs and jams and things. But there’s no put-together songs that are sitting in the eaves.