The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

— Johann Sebastian Bach

The most unforgettable Johann Sebastian Bach quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat.


It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.


Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.


Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.


Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.


Music's only purpose should be for the glory of God and the recreation of the human spirit.


If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.


Harmony is next to Godliness


You just have to press the right keys and the right pedals at the right time and the music plays itself.


I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.


I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit.


On land, on sea, at home abroad, I smoke my pipe and worship God.


About Johann Sebastian Bach

Quotes 30 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Composer
Birthday October 16

Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!


I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.


I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.


What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.


On one of those rare occasions when Bach appraised his own life's work, he remarked: I worked hard.


My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.


It is the special province of music to move the heart.


A Composition on the Piano


Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret.


God's gift to his sorrowing creatures is a joy worthy of their destiny.


My present post amounts to about 700 thaler, and when there are rather more funerals than usual, the fees rise in proportion; but when a healthy wind blows, they fall accordingly...


I have always kept one end in view, namely .

. . to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God.


It cannot remain unmentioned that so many poorly equipped boys, and boys who have no talent at all for music, have been accepted into the school to date that the quality of music has necessarily declined and deteriorated. And those who do bring a few precepts with them when they come to school are not ready to be used immediately.


The most stupendous miracle in all music.


I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.


Bring me coffee before I turn into a goat!