Ned Rorem

American composer

Ned Rorem (born 23 October 1923) is a composer and diarist, best known and most praised for his song settings. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.

QuotesEdit

  • The beautiful are shyer than the ugly, for they move in a world that does not ask for beauty.
    • Aldrich, Robert and Wotherspoon, Gary (eds) (2001). Who's Who in Contemporary Gay & Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day. ISBN 041522974X. 
  • The same piece of music alters at each hearing. But oh, the need to repeat and repeat and repeat unchanged the sexual experience.
    • Aldrich, Robert and Wotherspoon, Gary (eds) (2001). Who's Who in Contemporary Gay & Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day. ISBN 041522974X. 
  • Art's the biggest vanity: the assumption that one's view of peace or fright or beauty is permanently communicable.
  • Art means to dare — and to have been right.
    • W magazine (10 October 1980).

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