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"Women have much to say through music that the world needs to hear and that men cannot say for them. Arsis Press will continue to seek this music and encourage its creation."
Clara Lyle Boone, Founder of Arsis Press
"Be wicked, be brave, be drunk, be reckless, be dissolute, be despotic, be an anarchist, be a religious fanatic, be a suffragette, be anything you like, but for pity's sake be it to the top of your bent -- Live-- live fully, live passionately, live disastrously au besoin."
Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West, October 1918
"I cannot help considering it a sign of talent that I do not give it up, though I can get nobody to take an interest in my efforts."
Fanny Mendelssohn (sister of Felix), 1836
"There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it."
Clara Schumann (wife of Robert), writing in her diary, 1846
"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
Laurie Anderson
"Of course there is some self-felt pride in being the only woman in some organization... It is a feeling of pride that one should gladly give up, however."
Emma Lou Diemer
"I didn't know I was a woman composer until the women's movement in the 60's."
Miriam Gideon
"I have sworn to create new avenues of expression for the many women who have something essential to share with the world."
Clara Lyle Boone

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