1. 10

    The beginning of art is not reason. It is the buried treasure of the unconscious...that unconscious which has more understanding than our lucidity.

    5
  2. 9

    Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.

    5
  3. 8

    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.

    7
  4. 7

    I was not influenced by composers as much as by natural objects and physical phenomena.

    8
  5. 6

    Music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression, and science alone can infuse it with youthful vigor.

    9
  6. 5

    Music is organized sound.

    11
  7. 4

    I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment.

    12
  8. 3

    A man is culpable in the eyes of society when he escapes from the jurisdiction of its mediocrity.

    13
  9. 2

    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.

    37
  10. 1

    Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.

    72
  11. Last Update: 1 December 2022

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