"I was … attacked for being a pasticheur, chided for composing ‘simple’ music, blamed for deserting ‘modernism,’ accused of renouncing my ‘true Russian heritage.’ People who had never heard of, or cared about, the originals cried ‘sacrilege’: ‘The classics are ours. Leave the classics alone.’ To them all my answer was and is the same: You ‘respect,’ but I love."
— Igor Stravinsky, Expositions and Developments, 1959
"Look out! Be on your guard, because alone of all the arts, music moves all around you."
— Jean Cocteau, Le Coq et l’Arlequin, 1918