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    Any creator owes a debt to past creation. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don't go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart's. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    For years that may mean imitation. Then, one day, it is like a door opening, and a new thought comes in. Why not try this instead. Suddenly he is doing something original, almost in spite of himself. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    Great music does not just make me feel good. It means something. It makes us understand. It makes us happy. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    I don't dare postulate about science, but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect in order for art to happen. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    I still do not know where the notes will come from when I accept a commission for a new work. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one's own. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions. The same applies to the arts. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    It is the element I miss in electronic music - no performance, no loving immersion. Maybe that is why I was never particularly drawn to electronic music. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    Most artists have experienced the creative block. We get stuck in our work. We beat our head against the wall: nothing. Sometimes, it is because we are trying something at the wrong time. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    Since age seven, I've been composing and have never stopped composing, yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    The best way to investigate the elusive phenomenon called the creative process may well be to target all the misconceptions, to explain what the creative process is not. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    There is another interesting paradox here: by immersing ourselves in what we love, we find ourselves. We do not lose ourselves. One does not lose one's identity by falling in love. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions - the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic, psychologically most baffling music. He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    To understand Mozart's contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius. Lukas-FossLukas Foss
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    Truth implies meaning. Lukas-Foss/">Lukas Foss
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    Truth is a big concept. Lukas-Foss/">Lukas Foss
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    When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II, I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store. Lukas-Foss/">Lukas Foss
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    Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique. Lukas-Foss/">Lukas Foss