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Art
Engrave this Quote I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. 'That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific.'
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-Igor Stravinsky, "London Magazine", March, 1967
Film / Filmmaking / Movies
Engrave this Quote 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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Freedom
Engrave this Quote The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one
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Love
Engrave this Quote What force is more potent than love?
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Engrave this Quote Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
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Mistakes
Engrave this Quote 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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Money
Engrave this Quote Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn.
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Music
Engrave this Quote 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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-Igor Stravinsky
Engrave this Quote Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
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Engrave this Quote A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
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Present, the
Engrave this Quote 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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Sin
Engrave this Quote Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
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