"It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations. One of the first things the young composers who come to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like, instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Carlisle Floyd on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Carlisle Floyd on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Carlisle Floyd on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Carlisle Floyd on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Carlisle Floyd on Conan O'Brien