Olivier Messiaen Quotes (3 quotes)
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered.”
―James Weldon Johnson
Lift Every Voice and Sing, st. 2
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
―Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), 1943
“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
―H. G. Wells
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Picture Source: WikipediaOlivier Messiaen
Born: December 10, 1908
Died: April 27, 1992 (aged 83)
Bio: Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex ; harmonically and melodically it is based on modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations.