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A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
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.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
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.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
Extreme complication is contrary to art.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
In opera, there is always too much singing.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
It is our duty to find the symphonic formula which fits our time, one which progress, daring and modern victory demand?
Quotation of Claude Debussy
Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
Music is the silence between the notes.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?
Quotation of Claude Debussy
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.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
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.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
The century of aeroplanes deserves its own music. As there are no precedents, I must create anew.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
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.
Quotation of Claude Debussy
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
Quotation of Claude Debussy