Alec Nevala-Lee

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Beethoven

Beethoven writes first in pencil, and then he goes back and with ink goes over the lines that he likes. When he has a clear idea, the pen barely touches the paper, but when he gets stuck, you can see the torture; there are scratches and it becomes like a Jackson Pollock painting. And there are food stains, indicative of what he was eating; and a lot of water stains, because every so often he would pour cold water on his head—it was a mania of his—he said it was to reset his thinking. And what was even more moving to me was that sometimes he would write something like lento maestoso, right next to a marketing list: cheese, milk, eggs.

Moisés Kaufman, to Jewish Journal

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March 2, 2016 at 7:04 am

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  1. i recieve your post on qoute of the day. i want to recomment a post on succes and how its achieved from withing. there are more of success tips on the blog

    #success from within http://olojeshine.blogspot.com.ng/2016/02/success-is-matter-of-heart-sam-adeyemi.html

    On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Alec Nevala-Lee wrote:

    > nevalalee posted: ” Beethoven writes first in pencil, and then he goes > back and with ink goes over the lines that he likes. When he has a clear > idea, the pen barely touches the paper, but when he gets stuck, you can see > the torture; there are scratches and it becomes like ” >

    sammyloj

    March 2, 2016 at 7:41 am


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