Starting a new school year at a new school. I find myself thinking about all the lesson plans and units of study I put together over the past decade. Eventually, I get to a place in my thoughts where I think about “change” being the only thing that is constant in life. I think that is a quote or a thought attributed to Heraclius.
Other quotes that come to mind relate to the kind of teacher or musician I’d like to be…or at least the methods. Stravinsky chief among them has helped me with:
- What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
- Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
Finally, I land on my favorite Einstein quote.