" . . . 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)