Inspirational Composer Quotes

I love this series of quotes by composers.

a Composition a Day

This is a collection of quotes from history’s greatest composers, dealing with inspiration and the creative proccess, courtesy of Classic FM:

22 Inspiring Composer Quotes

20 More Inspiring Composer Quotes

Here are some of my favourites:

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

– Claude Debussy

Competitions are for horses, not artists.

– Bela Bartok

Without craftmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

– Johannes Brahms

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious, will  succeed equally well.

– Johann Sebastian Bach

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Night time is for sleeping.

– Benjamin Britten

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