26. July 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

But the thing I really believe, after reading O’Hagan’s piece and seeing my own behaviour, is that the best way in to classical music is to take yourself enormously seriously, to suspend any immediate judgements and to pretend that you’re liking something when you’re really not, until the pretending becomes real. In other words, you have to be pretentious. It’s the only way.

-Lloyd Shepherd (RTWT)

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