"I don't care what other critics say, I only hope to be played."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Virgil Thomson on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Virgil Thomson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Virgil Thomson on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Virgil Thomson on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Virgil Thomson on Dalai Lama
"Let your mind alone, and see what happens."
"Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not."
"I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good."