1. "WHAT IS DONE WITHOUT JOY IS ZERO."
2. "I WORK today because I have today at my disposal."
3. "DESIRE IS EVERYTHING. One can know everything, do everything, go everywhere, but without desire - it is nothing."
4. "I DEMAND nothing of you. You must demand it of yourself."
5. "YOUR MIND does not listen, but your heart will remember."
Quotes from the master composition teacher Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979), who taught Aaron Copland.
Convocation Address (2004): What Matters in College?