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Claude Debussy Quotes and Sayings

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Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
- Claude Debussy

The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.
- Claude Debussy

Extreme complication is contrary to art.
- Claude Debussy

 

The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very
like that of the circus for the crowd.
There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen.
- Claude Debussy

I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child.
- Claude Debussy

Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
- Claude Debussy

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Music is the expression of the movement of the waters,
the play of curves described by changing breezes.
- Claude Debussy

I love music passionately.
And because I love it I try to free it from barren
traditions that stifle it.
- Claude Debussy

People come to music to seek oblivion:
is that not also a form of deception?
- Claude Debussy

How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching
the naked flesh of feeling.
- Claude Debussy

First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers.
- Claude Debussy

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
- Claude Debussy

Some people wish above all to conform to the rules,
I wish only to render what I can hear.
There is no theory.
You have only to listen.
Pleasure is the law.
- Claude Debussy

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment,
must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
- Claude Debussy

In opera, there is always too much singing.
- Claude Debussy

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
- Claude Debussy

Art is the most beautiful deception of all.
And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it,
we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it
become a utilitarian thing,
sad as a factory.
- Claude Debussy

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset.
He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful
example of development in all that book which,
alas, musicians read but too little -
the book of Nature.
- Claude Debussy

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People PHOTO

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
- Karl Lagerfeld

But when you get music and words together,
that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry

There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
- Mickey Hart

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are the music while the music lasts.
- T. S. Eliot

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

If you look deep enough you will see music;
the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

I don't care much about music.
What I like is sounds.
- Dizzy Gillespie

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
- Billy Wilder

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

All good music resembles something.
Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the
objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Music should be your escape.
- Missy Elliot

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix


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