Igor Stravinsky Quotes

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Igor Stravinsky quotes: What force is more potent than love? What force is more potent than love?
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Silence, which will save from shame, will also deprive me of fame. Silence, which will save from shame, will also deprive me of fame.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators. What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Vivaldi didn't write 400 concertos; he wrote one concerto 400 times. Vivaldi didn't write 400 concertos; he wrote one concerto 400 times.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: I am an inventor of music. I am an inventor of music.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: To be deprived of art and left alone with philosophy is to be close to Hell. To be deprived of art and left alone with philosophy is to be close to Hell.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: The profound meaning of music's essential aim ... is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man with the Supreme Being The profound meaning of music's essential aim ... is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man with the Supreme Being
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune. Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Revolution means turning the wheel. Revolution means turning the wheel.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn. Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: I never am sea sick, never. I am sea drunk! I never am sea sick, never. I am sea drunk!
Igor Stravinsky quotes: We cannot describe sound, but we cannot forget it either. We cannot describe sound, but we cannot forget it either.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: 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. 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.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: The true creator may be recognized by his ability always to find about him, in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note. The true creator may be recognized by his ability always to find about him, in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Georgian folk music has more new musical ideas than all the contemporary music.[Los Angeles Times. 26.02.1990] Georgian folk music has more new musical ideas than all the contemporary music.
[Los Angeles Times. 26.02.1990]
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Music must be listened to; it is not enough to hear it. A duck hears also. Music must be listened to; it is not enough to hear it. A duck hears also.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: My childhood was a peroid of waiting to the moment when i could send everyone in it to hell. My childhood was a peroid of waiting to the moment when i could send everyone in it to hell.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: There is music wherever there is rhythm, as there is life wherever there beats a pulse. There is music wherever there is rhythm, as there is life wherever there beats a pulse.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right. Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: To continue in one path is to go backward. To continue in one path is to go backward.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning. Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it. Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: The perfection of performance has escalated to the extent that the music itself is threatened with relegation. The perfection of performance has escalated to the extent that the music itself is threatened with relegation.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Composition is frozen improvisation. Composition is frozen improvisation.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Hurry? I have no time to hurry. Hurry? I have no time to hurry.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Conformism is so hot on the heels of the mass-produced avant-garde that the 'ins' and the 'outs' change places with the speed of mach 3. Conformism is so hot on the heels of the mass-produced avant-garde that the 'ins' and the 'outs' change places with the speed of mach 3.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: I never understood the need for a "live" audience. My music, because of its extreme quietude, would be happiest with a dead one. I never understood the need for a "live" audience. My music, because of its extreme quietude, would be happiest with a dead one.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Art is the opposite of chaos. Art is organized chaos. Art is the opposite of chaos. Art is organized chaos.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Nothing is likely about masterpieces, least of all whether there will be any. Nothing is likely about masterpieces, least of all whether there will be any.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: A good composer does not imitate; he steals. A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Art postulates communion, and the artist has an imperative need to make others share the joy which he experiences himself. Art postulates communion, and the artist has an imperative need to make others share the joy which he experiences himself.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Music's exclusive function is to structure the flow of time and keep order in it. Music's exclusive function is to structure the flow of time and keep order in it.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being? Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
Igor Stravinsky quotes: I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: An audience is an abstraction; it has no taste. It must depend on the only person who has (pardon, should have), the conductor. An audience is an abstraction; it has no taste. It must depend on the only person who has (pardon, should have), the conductor.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey. My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: An artist is like a pig snouting truffles. An artist is like a pig snouting truffles.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: The one true comment on a piece of music is another piece of music. The one true comment on a piece of music is another piece of music.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: One lives by memory . . . and not by truth. One lives by memory . . . and not by truth.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos? Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?
Igor Stravinsky quotes: We have a duty towards music, namely, to invent it. We have a duty towards music, namely, to invent it.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: A composer is not only an architect but also an inventor, and he should not build houses in which he cannot live. A composer is not only an architect but also an inventor, and he should not build houses in which he cannot live.
Igor Stravinsky quotes: I take no pride in my artistic talents; they are God-given and I see absolutely no reason to become puffed up over something that one has received. I take no pride in my artistic talents; they are God-given and I see absolutely no reason to become puffed up over something that one has received.