Facts about Claude Debussy

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Claude Debussy was a famous Composer from France, who lived between August 22, 1862 and March 25, 1918.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 19 quotes who is written / told by Claude.

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Famous quotes by Claude Debussy (19)


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"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"
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"People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?"
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"Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light"
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"First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it"
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"Art is the most beautiful of all lies"
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"Music is the silence between the notes"
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"Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes"
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"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"
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"How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling"
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"I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child"
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"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art"
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"The century of airplanes has a right to its own music"
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"In opera, there is always too much singing"
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"Extreme complication is contrary to art"
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"A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn"


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