Stanley Crouch: I worked under Jayne Cortez at the Watts Repertory Theatre Company and Studio Watts, she introduced me to Ralph Ellison.
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Robert Hughes: Most of the untranscribed and unpublished manuscripts in the book popped out of boxes at me when I wasn't looking for them; I picked them up out of the corner of my eye.
Bell Hooks: Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things.
Jerry Hunt: In 1955 music wasn't that important. Music was a kind of a special thing you went and did.
Lou Harrison: We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge, and that's both a sadness and something to control, try to learn to live with, make terms with.