" . . . take pleasure in what you're doing - for many years that may be the only reward you're
going to get! If you don't rejoice in it you are going to have a very hard time.
You can't count on quick success in this business; I wasn't able to support myself from my
music until I was 41 - until then I still had "day jobs." But I took great pleasure in
writing and playing music all through the difficult years and never felt badly about it.
The impulse that brings us to music is one of rejoicing. I think that is the great,
profound pleasure of a life in music and is something that we can cherish for all our life.
Something not to be forgotten."
Philip Glass (excerpted from an interview by David Walters, 1992)