Igor Stravinsky Quotes & Sayings

29 most famous Igor Stravinsky quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a Russian composer who passed away on 6 April, 1971.

Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“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 Quotes
“A good composer does not imitate; he steals.”
“A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.”
Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.”
Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.”
Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.”
Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.”
Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.”
Igor Stravinsky Quotes
“Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?”

Igor Stravinsky Quotes Rating

Rating: 4/5 - 1 vote
Leave A Comment