Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you.
Cited in Imogen Holst The Music of Gustav Holst (1951) p. 73 as "His favourite piece of advice".
Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity.Gustav Holst
Always ask for advice but never take it.Gustav Holst
One of the advantages of being over forty is that one begins to learn the difference between knowing and realising.Gustav Holst
Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you.Gustav Holst
The enormity of the universe revealed by science cannot readily be grasped by the human brain, but the music of The Planets enables the mind to acquire some comprehension of the vastness of space where rational understanding fails.Gustav Holst