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By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Inspired music arises from an inspired movie which arises from an inspired script.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

You always hear these stories of how Hollywood is so merciless on composers and how they all get beaten up. Nobody beats me up as much as I beat myself up. This is what I love doing and I have one life to do it in, and I better do it right. I better do it well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

The honest truth is that it was just traumatizing with the piano, with the authority of the piano teacher, getting rapped across the knuckles, and so whenever you put a piece of music in front of me, there's a Pavlovian reaction where it starts off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

A violin is nothing more than a piece of wood and a dead cat. But it's a piece of technology. So when computers came along, in the '70s, I suddenly thought, hang on a second, this is interesting. These things can become an instrument. So I just became very interested in them, and started, playing with electronics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Get rid of the shitty sound. Life's too short.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I have all these computers and keyboards and synthesizers, and I rattle away. For instance, with The Lion King I wrote over four hours worth of tunes, and they were really pretty -but totally meaningless. So in the end I came up with material I liked. We worked on The Lion King for four years, but I wasn't toying until the last three-and-a-half weeks properly. On Crimson Tide, on the other hand, I just went in and within seconds I knew what I wanted.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

The main thing the composer needs to do is it needs to remember that the director is there to cheer you on. The director wants you to succeed because if you succeed, you'll be helping the film. And they are truly your conscience. And they're truly your guide.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Zimmer

The challenge in scoring a sequel is, how do you not get bored? The only way around that one is to go, "Okay, let's throw everything out that we had before and let's just see it as an autonomous movie, and let's just start again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

America is a magical place, and I think my job, or the job of a lot of us European filmmakers is to just hold up America to Americans and present it to you in a new way. All I wanted to do is in a funny way say, "Look at your country. It's magnificent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I wake up around noon, light a cigarette, get a cup of coffee, sit in the bathtub for an hour and daydream, and I usually come up with some ideas... It's a very irresponsible life. The only decisions I make are about the notes I'm writing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

You have to remain flexible, and you must be your own critic at all times.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

You can only make a good noise on the guitar if you're committed. Little careful noise doesn't work. You have to be bold.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

You're going to fail a few times, because that is the only time you actually learn something.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I try to communicate with the musicians the way I communicate with the filmmakers. I'm not going to say to them, can we be a little bit more presto here. Hang on, this should be a bit more exciting, or I try to explain the scene to them, or I try to explain the context the notes are supposed to live in.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

The writing gets done away from the keyboard and away from the studio in my head, in solitude. And then I come in and hopefully have something, then I wrestle with sounds and picture all day long. But the ideas usually come from a more obscure place, like a conversation with a director, a still somebody shows you, or whatever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

If something happened where I couldnt write music anymore, it would kill me. Its not just a job. Its not just a hobby. Its why I get up in the morning.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I've spent my life trying to make things simpler. Because I find ultimately that complicated doesn't reach the heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Why get up in the morning unless you’re going to have an adventure?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

What's the point of getting up in the morning unless you're gonna have an adventure? As the moments of our life are ticking away you have to be aware that it needs to be an adventure

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I loved this idea of always being a foreigner. There's this thing where people bring cultures, bring the music together. I love it when the music, when the cultures collide and something sort of new comes out of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

All music is based in one way or the other, or influenced through the ages, on technology.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Information is floating around really fast. I write something, or a piece of my music comes out and I see people writing about it on the Internet as if I'm having a conversation with them. We've never met, but somehow, my music is communicating something to them. Very often, it really makes them feel something.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Trust me, if you're working on a $70 million movie and you're the last guy, you feel all that weight on your shoulders.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Zimmer

The first thing I think about is music, and the last thing I think about is music. I'm like some Monk. I don't see a lot of daylight. I hang out with musicians, I hang out with directors and I just try to spend as much of my life as possible playing music.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

The thing that hasn't changed, and I don't think will ever change, is that the operative word in music is "play." You have to have a playfulness about it. As the world shifts, it's starting to understand more and more that to have a playfulness about any and everything is actually the way of having a better life, or being more creative, or being more productive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

There's a power that movies and music has, that can move you and motivate you to look at your neighbor in a slightly more respectful way, and look at cultures in a more inclusive way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Having the great opportunity on a daily basis to sit in front of a blank page is terrifying, and at the same time really exciting. I can't actually get better at my job, because every time you finish something you start with a blank page, with nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

When I was 13, when I was 14, when I was in England, yeah all I wanted to do was go and see The Who, go and see The Stones.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I have to give credit to Giorgio Moroder ; among the first to make us realize the importance of music in film.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Hans Zimmer

If somebody tells you a rule, break it. That's the only way to move things forward.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I don't drive, so one of my assistants drives me to my writing room, and I have a calendar on the wall telling me how much time I have left, and how far behind I am. I look at it and panic, and decide which scene to work on. And you sit there plonking notes until something makes sense, and you don't think about it any more. Good tunes come when you're not thinking about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

If I play you a piece of music, that's when you can truly look inside me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I get all my good ideas sort of at one o' clock in the morning, and I tried for a while to behave like normal people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

A good score should have a point of view all of its own. It should transcend all that has gone before, stand on its own two feet and still serve the movie. A great soundtrack is all about communicating with the audience, but we all try to bring something extra to the movie that is not entirely evident on screen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Electronic music lends itself to an abstract way of storytelling, so it keeps evolving. Theres a whole movement truly driving music further and there is no other music innovating as much as film music

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

If you talk to any director, they'll say music is fifty percent of the movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I'm homeless, in a funny way. My culture I think is completely rooted in German 19th century music I suppose.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Hans Zimmer

If somebody tells you there's a rule, break it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Anything can become a musical sound. The wind on telegraph wires is a great sound; get it into your machine and play it and it becomes interesting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Zimmer

Never let your wife prevent you from buying equipment. A car will not buy a synthesizer, but a synthesizer can buy a car.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I've never had a real job in my life. I didn't learn anything, I was terrible at school. It was just this thing. Music was all I wanted to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I'm a geek and I'm a nerd, and I can listen into any piece of music. I think, I can usually tell you what orchestra it was, I can usually tell you what hall it was in. I can tell you, obviously who the conductor was, and who the composer was.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Hans Zimmer

If somebody tells you a rule, break it. That's the only thing to move things forward.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

As opposed to being on the Internet, there's something really nice about reading a book or talking to authors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hans Zimmer

I grew up in a house full of music, and a house that didn't have a television. We had a piano, but no television. And really, I very quickly realized that this was, you know, there was magic there, there was magic to be had, you could lose yourself in it, it was a refuge, it was joy, it was all of those things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Zimmer

What are you going to do when you are not saving the world.