"My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific!"
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."Harrison Birtwistle on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."Harrison Birtwistle on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."Harrison Birtwistle on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."Harrison Birtwistle on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."Harrison Birtwistle on Winston Churchill
"The theatre only knows what it's doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years' time? A completely different attitude."
"I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I've never had that attitude to music."
"When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11."