Rumi says it all . . .
"The flute player puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The Flute player!"
Get a Grip, Aristotle!
"The flute is not an instrument which has a good moral effect; it is too exciting."
A Pearl from Elaine Shaffer
To change from fortissimo to pianissimo, think about this:
"As the sun drops lower, the heat may lessen but the colors become more intense. That is what a pianissimo should be like."
Good advice from Nadia Boulanger
"Sight reading is like Life. The important purpose is to come from the beginning and go to the end. Never stop. Never stop life. Continue, even with a mistake."