Facts about Charles Ives

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Charles Ives was a famous Composer from USA, who lived between October 20, 1874 and May 19, 1954. He/she became 79 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by Charles.

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Famous quotes by Charles Ives (13)


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"In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind"
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"A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity"
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"It is conceivable that what is unified form to the author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience"
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"If a composer has a nice wife and some nice children, how can he let the children starve on his dissonances?"
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"You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance"
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"The fabric of existence weaves itself whole"
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"Expression, to a great extent, is a matter of terms, and terms are anyone's. The meaning of 'God' may have a billion interpretations if there be that many souls in the world"
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"But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense"
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"Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth"
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"One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife"
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"Every great inspiration is but an experiment"
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"There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life"
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"If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven"


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