Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Russian composer

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Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune. - Igor Stravinsky

The real composer thinks about his work the whole time; he is not always conscious of this, but he is aware of it later when he suddenly knows what he will do. - Igor Stravinsky

Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right. - Igor Stravinsky

It's one of nature's ways that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. - Igor Stravinsky

To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also. - Igor Stravinsky

The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution. - Igor Stravinsky

I am an inventor of music. - Igor Stravinsky

Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading. - Igor Stravinsky

I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity. - Igor Stravinsky