Dmitri Shostakovich : Quotes

 Dmitri Shostakovich : Quotes

When a man is in despair it means that he still believes in something."- Dmitri Shostakovich [3216x2072] in 2020 | Insightful quotes, Brilliant quote, Beautiful words

  • “When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.”
  • “Football is the ballet of the masses.”
  • “Art destroys silence.”
  • “One must speak the truth about the past or not at all.”
  • “Real music is always revolutionary, for it cements the ranks of the people; it arouses them and leads them onward.”
  • “If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth.”
  • “Those who have ears to hear, will hear”
  • “What you have in your head, put down on paper. The head is a fragile vessel.”
  • “It’s about the people, who have stopped believing because the cup of evil has run over.”

Contemporary classical…

  • “The majority of my symphonies are tombstones.”
  • “The real geniuses know where their writing has to be good and where they can get away with some mediocrity.”
  • “A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.”
  • “Love us when we are dirty, not when we are clean. Anyone will love us when we’re clean.”
  • “In the long run, any words about music are less important than the music.”
  • “Stravinsky the composer I worship. Stravinsky the thinker I despise.”
  • “A great piece of music is beautiful regardless of how it is performed.”
  • “There can be no music without ideology.”
  • “The majority of my symphonies are tombstones”


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