Igor Stravinsky Quotes

Igor Stravinsky Quotes: 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 Quote: One lives by memory . . . and not by truth.
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Quotes about Igor Stravinsky: An artist is like a pig snouting truffles.
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Quote about Igor Stravinsky: A composer is not only an architect but also an inventor, and he should not build houses in which he cannot live.
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Igor Stravinsky Sayings: Art postulates communion, and the artist has an imperative need to make others share the joy which he experiences himself.
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Igor Stravinsky Saying: Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
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Sayings about Igor Stravinsky: I was...attacked for being a pasticheur, chided for composing
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Saying about Igor Stravinsky: When I discovered that I had been made custodian of this gift, in my earliest childhood, I pledged myself to God to be worthy of it, but I have received uncovenanted mercies all my life. The custodian has too often kept faith on his all-too-worldly terms.
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Igor Stravinsky Quotes: One has a nose. The nose scents and it chooses. An artist is simply a kind of pig snouting truffles.
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Igor Stravinsky Quote: What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators....
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Quotes about Igor Stravinsky: The real composer thinks about his work the whole time; he is not always conscious of this, but he is aware of it later when he suddenly knows what he will do.
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Quote about Igor Stravinsky: My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.
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Igor Stravinsky Sayings: The past slips from our grasp. It leaves us only scattered things. The bond that united them eludes us. Our imagination usually fills in the void by making use of preconceived theories...Archaeology, then, does not supply us with certitudes, but rather with vague hypotheses. And in the shade of these hypotheses some artists are content to dream, considering them less as scientific facts than as sources of inspiration.
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