am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously.
There is everything in their work -- the best and the worst, but
there is always quantity. But I have written relatively very little
. . . and at that, I did it with a great deal of difficulty. I did
my work slowly, drop by drop. I have torn all of it out of me by
pieces. . . and now I cannot do any more, and it does not give me
any pleasure." - Maurice Ravel