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Usually one or two things happen: Either you have an idea straightaway -
by Anne Dudley

Usually one or two things happen: Either you have an idea straightaway -
the sort of sound that you want or the instrumentation
or one particular sound that you want to feature -
or you don't.
- Anne Dudley

I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD,
not designed for performance.
- Anne Dudley

Composers are always going back to the past.
- Anne Dudley

My favorite work is The Full Monty because I got an Oscar for it.
But it was really hard work at the time.
Sometimes comedy is not a bundle of laughs to actually do.
- Anne Dudley

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It's really the sound of the voices,
the sound of the words,
the sound of the sound that we're interested in.
- Anne Dudley

Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group,
and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration
with the director and other people involved.
- Anne Dudley

I think that music has an endless life.
- Anne Dudley

 

Film scores are often based on short themes,
and it helps if you've got some way of developing these
themes and making them sometimes last 4 minutes and
sometimes last 40 seconds.
One ends up doing it subconsciously.
- Anne Dudley

We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician
and as sort of an icon for the 20th century.
It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back
100 years to find the source of some new ideas now.
- Anne Dudley

Sometimes in films it's nice to have violins on either side,
rather than on one side, so you've got more of a stereo
picture with the violins.
Sometimes it's good to have the basses in the middle.
- Anne Dudley

I always think it's important to choose your initial
theme very carefully because you're going to be married to it for a long time.
You might have to generate an hour's worth of music from a very short,
little piece of theme.
- Anne Dudley

You know, nobody eats in England.
Three or four pints of English beer a night fills you.
I can't say I'm very impressed with the food in America.
it's all sort of bland.
Like turkey sandwiches.
- Anne Dudley

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything.
They just cry over their condition.
But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts
filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick
the boot that kicks them.
- Eric Hoffer

That's my main flaw: I always think authority figures
or my boss is going to think something I do is funny.
And usually they don't.
- Jimmy Kimmel

If any of the beautiful people plan to vote for the president,
they usually keep their secret to themselves.
- Suzanne Fields

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate,
is better understood as its by-product.
- Christopher Lasch

We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning.
Every morning.
So it was rough.
- Cab Calloway

The entire race is usually judged by the actions of one man or woman.
- Hattie McDaniel

The modest person is usually admired,
if people ever hear of them.
- Edgar Watson Howe

In Hollywood, after you get a little success,
the next thing you usually get is a divorce.
- Dan Dailey

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.
The learned usually find themselves equipped to live
in a world that no longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable
coming up to me and saying things,
but now usually it's because they recognize me,
and they say nice things.
- Todd Solondz

The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious,
and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.
- T. S. Eliot

When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote,
the minority usually loses.
- Andrew Sullivan

People who know how much they're worth aren't usually worth that much.
- Nelson Bunker Hunt

When people are free to do as they please,
they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

Usually with things, you go where you can find the financing to do it.
- Don Bluth

People have forgotten how to tell a story.
Stories don't have a middle or an end any more.
They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
- Steven Spielberg

In bad times, the rich usually get richer.
- Stuart Wilde

If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually
carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write.
- Tommy Shaw

Just the other day, my assistant was on the line with Calvin Klein.
Golly, I usually shop at Sears.
- Billy Bob Thornton

Drums usually seem to tune themselves.
- Levon Helm

My favorite roles usually have to do with the story,
if it's a good story I usually enjoy doing the character.
- Beau Bridges

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I usually get freaked out if I'm in a situation where
a lot of people recognise me at once.
- Steve Buscemi

I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea
or especially a new character on command.
Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context.
- John Kricfalusi

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness,
and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell

A window of opportunity for me usually involves a rock.
- Jay London

Among golfers the putter is usually known as the payoff
club and how right that is!
Putting is in fact a game in itself.
- Bobby Locke

It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist
usually is in the work of any other,
with the possible exception of the teacher who backs
him or the student who honors him.
- Jean Rostand

All charming people have something to conceal,
usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
- Cyril Connolly


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