Lukas Foss Quotes


29 Lukas Foss quotes:



"To understand Mozart's contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius."
"Truth implies meaning."
"Truth is a big concept."
"Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique."
"Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art, even the most original."
"Any creator owes a debt to past creation."
"Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don't go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart's. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved."
"Great music does not just make me feel good. It means something. It makes us understand. It makes us happy."
"The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it."



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