Andre Kostelanetz

1901 - 1980

A Quote by André Kostelanetz on listening and quiet

Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for-sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm.

Andre Kostelanetz (1901 - 1980)

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A Quote by André Kostelanetz on silence

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One of the greatest sounds of them all-and to me it is a sound-is utter, complete silence.

Andre Kostelanetz (1901 - 1980)

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A Quote by André Kostelanetz on birds, colors, garden, inspiration, life, plants, play, study, and surprises

We found Matisse living in a small house, with a magnificent, sweeping view beyond his vegetable garden. In one room there was a cage with a lot of fluttering birds. The place was covered with paintings, most of them obviously new ones. I marveled at his production and I asked him, "What is your inspiration? "I grow artichokes, he said. His eyes smiled at my surprise and he went on to explain: "Every morning I go into the garden and watch these plants. I see the play of light and shade on the leaves and I discover new combinations of colors and fantastic patterns. I study them. They inspire me. Then I go back to the studio and paint.

Andre Kostelanetz (1901 - 1980)

Source: This I Believe, 1952

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