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Barrows-isms are phrases that Dick made famous to his family, friends, choirs and students.
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"Give a boy a horn to blow and he'll never blow a safe!"
On the importance of music education...
On late entrances and false starts by his choirs...
"You might as well kill somebody than scare them half to death!"
When the parts in a fugue went horribly wrong...
"You sound like rush hour in Hong Kong!"
When a student needed to go to the nurse, but wouldn't explain the ailment...
" It's O.K., you can tell me, I'm a doctor!"
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When Dick had enough to eat...
"I've had an ample sufficiency, any more would be a superfluity!"
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