"Before my teen years, I was losing my hearing pretty quickly, and I was getting very, very angry. I was beginning to become an angry person because of that."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Evelyn Glennie on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Evelyn Glennie on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Evelyn Glennie on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Evelyn Glennie on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Evelyn Glennie on Bryan White
"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."