Charles Ives Quotes

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Charles Ives Quotes

Expression, to a great extent, is a matter of terms, and terms are anyones. The meaning of God may have a billion interpretations if there be that many souls in the world.
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Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity.

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The fabric of existence weaves itself whole.

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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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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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Stand up and take your dissonance like a man.

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It is more important to keep the horse going hard than to always play the exact notes.

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A song has a few rights the same as ordinary citizens ... if it happens to feel like flying where humans cannot fly ... to scale mountains that are not there, who shall stop it?

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I don't write music for sissy ears.

— Charles Ives

My God! What has sound got to do with music?

— Charles Ives

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