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 George Crumb - “My younger son is a rock archivist practically I'm sure things have filtered out of that - it's in the air in this house.”
 Robert Crumb - “If I didn't draw comics I was a worthless human being. It was tedious labor, so I worked fast to get it over with.”
 George Crumb - “I must confess, my Spanish is not so good - except I read a little, so I started with the English but then determined that it would have to be in Spanish.”
 George Crumb - “I frequently hear our present period described as uncertain, confused, chaotic.”
 George Crumb - “Most of my influences are turn-of-the-century.”
 Robert Crumb - “Everything that is strong in me has gone into my art work.”
 Robert Crumb - “I have always had an abiding interest in that type of female anatomy.”
 Robert Crumb - “When people say 'What are underground comics' I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved... we didn't have anyone standing over us.”
 Robert Crumb - “I guess I didn't enjoy drawing very much. It was like homework.”
 Robert Crumb - “Oh, yes. I knew I was weird by the time I was four. I knew I wasn't like other boys. I knew I was more fearful. I didn't like the rough and tumble most boys were into. I knew I was a sissy.”
 Robert Crumb - “When I come up against the real world, I just vacillate.”
 Robert Crumb - “I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.”
 George Crumb - “Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.”
 George Crumb - “I sometimes wonder, too, if people don't have kind of a window of time when they do their best work. And anything after that is like a gift.”
 George Crumb - “In general, I feel that the more rationalistic approaches to pitch-organization, including specifically serial technique, have given way, largely, to a more intuitive approach.”
 George Crumb - “I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking about the latest rock group, which I'm sure is exciting to some people, but it neglects a huge area of music.”
 George Crumb - “It is easy to write unthinking music.”
 George Crumb - “I am optimistic about the future of music.”
 George Crumb - “As interesting as that music can occasionally be, I don't think it really replaces the other.”
 George Crumb - “The advent of electronically synthesized sound after World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.”
 George Crumb - “I think we're in a very low point of music right now.”
 George Crumb - “An interesting practice in music since the atonal period of the Viennese composers has been the widespread use of a few tiny pitch cells.”
 George Crumb - “Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche.”
 George Crumb - “Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.”
 George Crumb - “I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures.”

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