1882-1971, Russian Composer
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
Igor Stravinsky – [Music]

Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading.
Igor Stravinsky – [Cinema]

I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
Igor Stravinsky – [Present]

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky – [Mistakes]

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
Igor Stravinsky – [Love]

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
Igor Stravinsky – [Sin]

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
Igor Stravinsky – [Music]

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky – [Music]

What force is more potent than love?
Igor Stravinsky – [Love]