Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Lukas Foss Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
There is another interesting paradox here: by immersing ourselves in what we love, we find ourselves. We do not lose ourselves. One does not lose one’s identity by falling in love.
Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist.
For years that may mean imitation. Then, one day, it is like a door opening, and a new thought comes in. Why not try this instead. Suddenly he is doing something original, almost in spite of himself.
Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes. We literally do not know how he did it.
Any creator owes a debt to past creation.
Truth is a big concept.
It is the element I miss in electronic music – no performance, no loving immersion. Maybe that is why I was never particularly drawn to electronic music.
To understand Mozart’s contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius.
It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions. The same applies to the arts.
To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic, psychologically most baffling music. He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together.
The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky.
That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
I don’t dare postulate about science, but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect in order for art to happen.
Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art, even the most original.
Truth implies meaning.
To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions – the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered.
If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one’s own.
The best way to investigate the elusive phenomenon called the creative process may well be to target all the misconceptions, to explain what the creative process is not.
Since age seven, I’ve been composing and have never stopped composing, yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been.