Quotations by Nadia Boulanger

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Born: Friday, September 16, 1887
Died: Monday, October 22, 1979 (92 years old)
Profession: Musician
Nationality: French


A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Work, Liberty, Obedience)

Do not take up music unless you would rather die than not do so.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Music)

Everything we know by heart enriches us and helps us find ourselves. If it should get in the way of finding ourselves, it is because we have no personality.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Heart, Personality)

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where I don't think sex plays much part.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Sex, Job, Woman, Years)

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Life, Attention, Trying, Windows)

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Love, Giving)

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Love, Choice, Passion)







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