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Charles Ives Quotes



Quotes by Charles Ives - (11 quotes)

Charles Ives - From the Audience category:

It is conceivable that what is unified form to the author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Exhibitions category:

You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Experiments category:

Every great inspiration is but an experiment - though every experiment we know is not a great inspiration. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Expression category:

There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Expression category:

Expression, to a great extent, is a matter of terms, and terms are anyone's. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Language category:

But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Life category:

The fabric of existence weaves itself whole. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Music category:

In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Nature category:

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Poetry category:

If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven. (Charles Ives)

Charles Ives - From the Truth category:

Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth. (Charles Ives)