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Charles Ives – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Charles Ives

 

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day’s unity.

– Charles Ives


There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life.

– Charles Ives


But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.

– Charles Ives


You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance.

– Charles Ives