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Claude Debussy's Quotes

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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Composer
Nation: French
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I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.

Tags: Love, Music, Try

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.

Tags: Art, Hope, Life

Music is the silence between the notes.

Tags: Between, Music, Silence

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.

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In opera, there is always too much singing.

Tags: Opera, Singing

Art is the most beautiful of all lies.

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Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

Tags: Art, Rules, Works

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.

Tags: Law, Rules, Wish

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.

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Extreme complication is contrary to art.

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

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Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.

Tags: Light, Music, Sounds

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

Tags: Expression, Movement, Music

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

Tags: Deception, Music, Seek

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

Tags: Forget, Gentlemen, Ladies

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

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

Tags: Century, Music

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.

Tags: Beauty, Effort, Enjoyment

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.

Tags: Dangerous, Happen, Hope