3 quotes from 3 books. Sent weekly.
“As long as you know what you’re doing, nothing much of interest is going to happen.”
—Words Without Music: A Memoir, by Philip Glass
“Learning to be a better improviser goes hand in hand with learning to be a better human being, because both are contingent on communicating with others, remaining open to surprise.”
—The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life, by Stephen Nachmanovitch
“The only way we can really envisage vital movement, the stirring and growth and passage of emotion, and ultimately the whole direct sense of human life, is in artistic terms.”