John Philip Sousa Quotes

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Born: November 6, 1854, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, March 6, 1932
Occupation: Composer

From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
- John Philip Sousa

Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music.
- John Philip Sousa

I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.
- John Philip Sousa

I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress is due to his own efforts, and 2% to his teacher.
- John Philip Sousa

My religion lies in my composition.
- John Philip Sousa

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
- John Philip Sousa

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