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Edgard Varese Quotes and Sayings

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An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese

Related topics: Art

Music is organized sound.
- Edgard Varese

Music, which should pulsate with life,
needs new means of expression, and science alone can
infuse it with youthful vigor.
- Edgard Varese

I was not influenced by composers as much as by natural
objects and physical phenomena.
- Edgard Varese

 

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
- Edgard Varese

Our musical alphabet is poor and illogical.
- Edgard Varese

I don't want to write any more for the old Man-power
instruments and am handicapped by the lack of adequate
electrical instruments for which I now conceive my music.
- Edgard Varese

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I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which
with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds,
will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm.
- Edgard Varese

I have just begun a work in which an important part
is given to a large chorus and with it I want to use
several of your instruments -
augmenting their range as in those I used for my Equatorial -
especially in the high range.
- Edgard Varese

There is an idea, the basis of an internal structure,
expanded and split into different shapes or groups
of sound constantly changing in shape,
direction, and speed, attracted and repulsed by various forces.
- Edgard Varese

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

The writer, when he is also an artist,
is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty,
you know you're an artist.
- David Hockney

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place:
from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
- Novalis

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

Every production of an artist should be the expression
of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that
very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently
responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
- Lewis Mumford

The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art,
but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history.
- Harold Rosenberg

I've always been a fine artist.
- Joey Skaggs

Putting out commercial pieces and promoting them and
trying to sell them to people is not necessarily what
it means to be an artist.
- Sean Lennon

Caught up in life, you see it badly.
You suffer from it or enjoy it too much.
The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity,
something outside of nature.
- Gustave Flaubert

They consistently hobble artists' in the name of selling
more units then are surprised when the fans don't buy
the lukewarm music this produces.
So they then drop the artist.
- Malcolm Wilson

The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels
at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work.
- Berthold Auerbach

The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others.
He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.
- Georges Rouault

I cannot exist as a solo artist.
- Courtney Love

I think older people can appreciate my music because
I really show my heart when I sing,
and it's not corny.
I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me.
- Justin Bieber

That was a wonderful period in my life.
I mean, I didn't become an artist, but somebody let me do something I loved.
What a luxury, to do something you love to do.
- Amy Tan

The artist need not know very much; best of all let
him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.
- Emil Nolde

There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley.
It's totally impossible.
- Wyclef Jean

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up.
Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
- Lenny Kravitz

Whether you are sixteen or over sixty,
remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist.
- Helena Rubinstein

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art.
But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
- Larry Wall

The position of the artist if humble.
He is essentially a channel.
- Piet Mondrian

I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block.
- David Guterson

The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with
the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him.
At that point, he's in business.
- John Berryman

I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point.
- Peabo Bryson

But I'm not an artist.
Maybe an artist with a small a. - John Galliano

I don't care who's playing.
Even if it's my favorite artist, I'm probably not gonna go and see him.
- Etta James

I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist.
If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine.
If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer.
- Teena Marie

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles,
from the most primitive literary expressions up to
the most refined products of the baroque.
- Juan Goytisolo


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