"And as I grew older, I then auditioned for the Royal Academy of Music in London, and they said, well, no, we won't accept you, because we haven't a clue - you know - of the future of a so-called 'deaf' musician. And I just couldn't quite accept that."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Evelyn Glennie on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Evelyn Glennie on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Evelyn Glennie on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Evelyn Glennie on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Evelyn Glennie on William Shakespeare
"I walk into a kids' store, and it's amazing, the types of instruments - little squeaky things, rattling things, spinning tops."
"The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve."
"Music is about communication... it isn't just something that maybe physically sounds good or orally sounds interesting it's something far, far deeper than that."
"Once you're in a particular country, and you're surrounded by musicians who are so adept at traditional music, you suddenly realize how much there is to explore and digest and learn and experience."
"Marimba is much more of a wood-type experience and there is no real possibility of getting a dry sound, and getting that contrast in the same way that you can in a vibraphone."