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Edgard Varese Quotes

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

Related topics: Art

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

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
- 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 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 was not influenced by composers as much as by natural
objects and physical phenomena.
- Edgard Varese


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Music is organized sound.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.
- Federico Fellini

On the first season of our show, I commissioned a Native
American artist to make up,
'cause I'm known for the tomahawk, besides the hair
and the leather outfit and the whole thing.
- Joe Lando

No artist is ahead of his time.
He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
- Martha Graham

I see and write things first as an artist,
second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker.
All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral.
- Laurie Anderson

My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist.
My father was an electrical engineer.
- James Cameron

Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely,
the teacher considers it his first task to make him
a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.
- Eugen Herrigel

I only really started to go to plays and to be interested
in drama 20 years ago when as an artist I was already well-rounded.
I think I'm more disciplined today.
- Pete Townshend

When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell
him exactly how much paint to put on it,
or exactly how sharp the images should be.
You should let the artist get going.
- Reed Hundt

An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead.
At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else.
- Van Cliburn

The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose:
to expose,
embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism.
It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
- Ama Ata Aidoo

Acting...
was the biggest charge I ever had.
What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan

The first time I sang with David Daniels...
I had never performed with a countertenor before.
That first time was magic, it was so beautiful.
And he's such a great artist.
- Cecilia Bartoli

I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be.
- Lou Reed

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought,
this - and only this - is to be an artist.
- Jacques-Louis David

Experience is the best teacher of all.
And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist.
Only the journey matters.
- Harry Callahan

As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist.
- Charlton Heston

The most important thing for anyone,
I think,
is to be engaged, whether you're an artist or a journalist
is to be engaged in the process at some level.
- Billy Bragg

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist -
a painter,
a decorative painter.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

What do you say when someone has truly inspired you?
How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you?
- Laura Dern

Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea.
A good artist does not need anything.
- Ad Reinhardt

Memory is a great artist.
For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection
of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
- Andre Maurois


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