Quotes by Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

Russian composer

Alive from: 1882-1971

Category: Music

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    In the course of your work, you will from time to time encounter the situation where the facts and the theory do not coincide. In such circumstances, young gentlemen, it is my earnest advice to respect the facts.
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    I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
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    A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
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    Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading.
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    I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
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    Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
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    Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
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    The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
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    Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
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    What force is more potent than love?
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