Claude Debussy Quotes

Quotes : 19

English

Music Art Beautiful


Music is the silence between the notes.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

Works of art make rules

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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

By : Claude Debussy

    View

In opera, there is always too much singing.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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

By : Claude Debussy

    View

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

Art is the most beautiful of all lies.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

Extreme complication is contrary to art.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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

By : Claude Debussy

    View

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

By : Claude Debussy

    View

I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.

By : Claude Debussy

    View

-->