Amazing quotes by  rahman

While my mother   wanted me to be a musician, I wanted to become an electronic engineer.

The more I   compose, the more I know that I don't know it all. I think it's a good way to   start. If you think you know it all, the work becomes a repetition of what   you've already done. I try to make sure that I don't repeat my music.

Beautiful film   music can be made relevant to any period.

I like to see a   film and then start scoring it in my mind while doing something unrelated.   You just grasp a film and start working, and something unpredictable comes   out from a third element. The mind, the more active it is, the more   productive it is.

Sometimes, a remix   is good because it reaches a whole new generation. But when it gets too much,   it's irritating. Also, the original composer needs to be credited properly.

If you respect a   language and culture, it shows in your work.

I follow a simple   formula when I compose. I ask myself, 'What would the audience want to hear?'   and 'Why would they buy my CDs?' And the process of answering these questions   through music follows. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, it backfires.