#EngQuotes: Debussy Quotes

Hi, fellas! Do you play music? Or do you love classical music?

Did you know Claude Debussy? He is one of the most prominent impressionist composers. Yesterday was the 151th birthday of composer Claude Debussy.  To celebrate it, I will post some quotes from Debussy!

  1. “I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.” ~ Debussy
  2. “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” ~ Debussy
  3. “People don’t very much like things that are beautiful… They are so far from their nasty little minds.” ~ Debussy
  4. “Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light” ~ Debussy
  5. “Music is the silence between the notes.” ~ Debussy
  6. “How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.” ~ Debussy
  7. “Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.” ~ Debussy
  8. “Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.” ~ Debussy
  9. “Extreme complication is contrary to art.” ~ Debussy
  10. “Art is the most beautiful deception of all.” ~ Debussy
  11. “Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us without any effort on our part.” ~ Debussy
  12. “The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.” ~ Debuss

Have a great Friday night, fellas! Let the music brighten the rest of your day! :)


Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on August 23, 2013

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