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    aaron zigman Quotes

    You try and nurture the relationship. This day and age we have to do a little more networking than we used to do. All that does is make sure you befriend the people you are working with on a project so you hopefully carry it over to the next one.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: people  age  relationship 
     
    When you play competitive tennis you are competing against someone else and you have to win. Playing music I didn't have to win I had to become better within myself.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: music 
     
    When I lost a tennis match that made me upset or hurt emotionally I would find myself going to the piano and playing for hours. It was my place of refuge and solace.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: hurt  lost 
     
    The thing I learned from playing tennis is that I know what competition is. I can handle rejection.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: competition 
     
    There is competition. It's almost like I'm back in tennis competing in a way. There are usually about twenty composers vying for the number one spot for a big or medium film.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: media  film  competition 
     
    Sometimes it's very hard to turn off my brain especially when I have an eighteen hour day. I try to stop working by 10 or 11pm but you know sometimes there is nothing I can do about it.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: brain 
     
    Sometimes I just listen to classical pieces of music to take me away from my work. That's what I kind of do to wash away the notes that I've been working on all day. As human beings we need to sleep so that's kind of one of my little tricks.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: work  human  sleep  music 
     
    I have a huge record and cd collection of all kinds of great classical, jazz and all music but I find the internet very accessible and quick.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: music  internet 
     
    Film writing and concert writing are two very different things. In film writing I am serving the film and it tells you what to write. I have to stay within the parameters of the film. In writing concert music for the stage I can write anything I want and in this day and modern age rules can be broken.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: age  broken  rules  music  film  writing  write 
     
    Composers can do things that weren't allowed in the 17th century. Until we had composers like Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff to break the rules.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: rules 
     
    I was an accomplished junior tennis player up to around fourteen years old. At fourteen or fifteen I made the decision to venture off to make my life 100% music.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: decision  music  year 
     
    You cannot do what I do for a living without having a thick skin.
    — Aaron Zigman
    tags: living 
     
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