There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating.
"Frederick Theodore Albert Delius", Order of the Companions of Honour/CH was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation. There he soon neglected his managerial duties, and in 1886 returned to Europe. Having been influenced by African-American music during his short stay in Florida, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka Rosen/Jelka lived for the rest of their lives, except during the First World War.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous composers! More Frederick Delius on Wikipedia.