Quotes by Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky ComSE was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity.

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What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.

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I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.

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Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

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

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A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.

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