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Erik Satie
(1866-1925) born on
May 17
French composer. He is remembered for his avant-garde works for the piano, e.g., "Socrate," 1918 and for influencing Debussy and Ravel.
When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see, when you're fifty. I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing.

Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself.
The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
Opera is a musical scenery, a musical atmosphere in which the characters move and talk.
Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Erik Satie," by Pierre-Daniel Templier, ch. 1.
R: "Bulletin des Editions Musicales," Dec 1913.
A: In "Erik Satie," by Pierre-Daniel Templier.
N: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
K: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.

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