Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.F. Paul Facult
Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (6 January 1872–27 April 1915) was a Russian composer and pianist.
- I am God.
- Scriabin wrote this in one of his secret philosophical journals.
- Scriabin always said that everything within his later compositions was strictly according to 'law.' He said that he could prove this fact. However, everything seemed to conspire against his giving a demonstration. One day he invited Taneyev and I to his apartment so he could explain his theories of composition. We arrived and he dilly-dallied for a long time. Finally, he said he had a headache and would explain it all another day. That 'another day' never came.
- Faubion Bowers (1973), The New Scriabin, p.129. New York: St. Martin's Press.
- Skryabin comes so close to the twelve-note system that it seems probable he would have taken it as the next logical step.
- Ellon Carpenter, quoted in Faubion Bowers (1973), The New Scriabin, p.171. New York: St. Martin's Press.