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Igor Stravinsky Quotes

(1882-1971), Russian Composer

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.

Category: Cinema

What force is more potent than love?

Category: Love

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?

Category: Love

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.

Category: Mistakes

A good composer does not imitate; he steals.

Category: Music

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.

Category: Music

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.

Category: Music

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.

Category: Sin