Lukas Foss Quotes

29 Lukas Foss quotes:

"Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art, even the most original."
"The best way to investigate the elusive phenomenon called the creative process may well be to target all the misconceptions, to explain what the creative process is not."
"There is another interesting paradox here: by immersing ourselves in what we love, we find ourselves. We do not lose ourselves. One does not lose one's identity by falling in love."
"In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts."
"As I sit down and start to work, I often panic. I stare at the empty piece of music paper. How can I say that my piece will be ready for performance next January when I do not have a recipe for making it happen?"
"Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist."
"To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic, psychologically most baffling music. He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together."
"To understand Mozart's contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius."
"Truth implies meaning."

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