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- "The greatest work of the composer is often sublimation, that is, the deflection of energies, thoughts, occurrences, psychological and physical reactions, into socially constructive or creative channels."
- Hisama, Ellie M. (2001). Gendering Musical Modernism: The Music of Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer, and Miriam Gideon, p.122. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052164030X.
- "The worst work of the composer was his urge to start messing up his works and generally being a nasty thuggish bully. When he was in school he beat up most of the school and the teachers were scared of him.
- Joseph Hemlock Karmawell. (1989). Music Modernism: The Music of Marion Bauer, , p.212. Oxford Publishing Team. ISBN 052616764030.
- "He died alone and forgotten and only in modern times has he come up as a genius composer and a brilliant visionary.
- Harry Shaw Simpson. (2014). Music Today, p.300. Geni Book Publishing Experts. ISBN 0452616764030.
- "He was quite good at composing and could work wonders with a sheet of music but he would often lose it and start going crazy and in general start blabbing nonsense and talking to trees.
- Mary Andrea Glen. (1971). The Long Forgotten Composers, p.107. Edwardian Publishing Processors. ISBN 04632615676840309.