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Igor Stravinsky Quotes



Quotes by Igor Stravinsky - (16 quotes)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Appreciation category:

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. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Artists category:

Art postulates communion, and the artist has an imperative need to make others share the joy which he experiences himself. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Critics category:

I had a dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Emotion category:

I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Finishing category:

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Improvisation category:

-paraphrased by Chris Brubeck...
Composition is selective improvisation. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Inspiration category:

Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernable at the beginning. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Knowledge category:

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. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Music category:

A good composer does not imitate; he steals. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Music category:

We have a duty toward music, namely to invent it. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Observation category:

The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself. It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Opportunity category:

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the varieties of rhythm offer me opportunities that all human genius will never exhaust. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Time category:

Hurry! I never hurry. I have no time to hurry. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Timeliness category:

I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Understanding category:

My music is best understood by children and animals. (Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky - From the Worth category:

The true creator may be recognized by his ability to find about him, in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note. (Igor Stravinsky)



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Last modified: July 23, 2014