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 Richard Copland - “The government is allowing these airlines, through their money and their power, to get together and form cartels.”
 Aaron Copland - “Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”
 Aaron Copland - “Here were the tart herbs of plain American speech, the pasture, without the flowers of elocution... the clean rhythms... the irony and the homespun tenderness that, in a fine perforation, reached a sustained exaltation.”
 Aaron Copland - “Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”
 Aaron Copland - “A melody is not merely something you can hum.”
 Richard Copland - “We feel we're entitled to be compensated for our services. They've basically declared war on us. They're using their market power to drive compensation to travel agents well below agency costs.”
 Richard Copland - “Delta is completely shifting all distribution costs onto the consumer. Consumers in the South are just beginning to understand what a true monopoly is. Clearly, Delta is using its monopoly power to unfair advantage.”
 Richard Copland - “Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. US Airways is in bankruptcy, and they fly every day.”
 Aaron Copland - “If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.”
 Aaron Copland - “To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
 Aaron Copland - “I heard these guys play at St. George earlier this year, and they mentioned they do educational programs,”
 Richard Copland - “If you buy on a credit card and they're not flying, in most cases you'll get your money back.”
 Aaron Copland - “There is something about music that keeps its distance even at the moment that it engulfs us. It is at the same time outside and away from us and inside and part of us. In one sense it dwarfs us, and in another we master it. We are led on and on, and yet in some strange way we never lose control.”
 Aaron Copland - “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 whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, Is there a meaning to music My answer would be, Yes. And Can you state in so many words what the meaning is My answer to that would be, No.”
 Aaron Copland - “The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is' My answer to that would be, 'No.'”
 Richard Copland - “It is astonishing that the leader in the cruise industry would take this action at a time when airlines are assaulting the travel agency distribution system with below-cost compensation and cruise lines stand to be the beneficiaries of massive shifts of business effort in their direction.”
 Aaron Copland - “So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.”
 Aaron Copland - “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 - “Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness -- I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”
 Aaron Copland - “There is something about music that keeps its distance even at the moment that it engulfs us. It is at the same time outside and away from us and inside and part of us. In one sense it dwarfs us, and in another we master it.”
 Aaron Copland - “When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.”
 Aaron Copland - “Arthur V. Berger commenting on the music of Aaron Copland Here is at last an American that we may place unapologetically beside the great recognized creative figures of any other country.”
 Aaron Copland - “Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes.”