Scott Pender

“I want to live in the whole world of music.”
   —Henry Cowell

“All the inspiration I ever needed was a phone call from a producer.”
     —Cole Porter

“Recognition does one good.”

“Idiot! Do you think I want to hear my music always played at the same speed?”
     —Brahms, on refusing to give metronome marks

“[An] unexpected element strikes me. I make a note of it. At the proper time I put it to profitable use.”