Quotation Explorer - 'Composition'

When they were in school, Peter used to say that everything you do is a self-portrait. It might look like 'Saint George and the Dragon' or 'The Rape of the Sabine Women,' but the angle you use, the lighting, the composition, the technique, they're all you. You are every color and brushstroke. - Chuck Palahniuk
This music, transmitted by loud-speakers, made a masterpiece appear like an amateurish attempt at composition by nimcompoop - Paul Hindemith
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. - Edward Gibbon
Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes none away... Making lines run into each other is not composition. There must be motive for the connection. Get the art of controlling the observer that is composition. - Robert Henri
It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When composing a verse let there not be a hair's breath separating your mind from what you write; composition of a poem must be done in an instant, like a woodcutter felling a huge tree or a swordsman leaping at a dangerous enemy. - Bashō Matsuo
Grace was pouring out everywhere, from hidden sounds, into Els's damaged auditory cortex. And all that secret, worldwide composition said the same thing: listen closer, listen smaller, listen lighter, to any noise at all, and hear what the world will still sound like, long after your concert ends. - Richard Powers
poetrymelts my bones.enters my blood.and changesits composition. - Sanober Khan
A single note is enough to ruin the entire composition. - Shihab Kazi
To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. - Edward Weston
Thinking is translating 'prosaic-ideas' without accessories" since ideas (in brain) do not follow any metrical composition. - Md. Ziaul Haque
I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son (W A Mozart)is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition. - Joseph Haydn
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