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  1. Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.

  2. Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.

  3. Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

  4. Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

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  5. Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.

  6. No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

  7. Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.

    • music

  8. Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

  9. Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.

  10. Friends applaud, the comedy is over.

  11. The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, Thus far and no farther.

  12. Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?

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  13. What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.

  14. Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.

  15. There ought to be an artistic depot where the artist need only hand in his artwork in order to receive what he asks for. As things are, one must be half a business man, and how can one understand - good heavens! - that's what I really call troublesome.

  16. When somewhat at a distance, I cannot hear the high tones of instruments, voices. In speaking, it is not surprising that there are people who have never noticed it, for as a rule I am absent-minded, and they account for it in that way.

  17. Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy

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  18. My misfortune is doubly painful to me because it will result in my being misunderstood. For me there can be no recreation in the company of others, no intelligent conversation, no exchange of information with peers; only the most pressing needs can make me venture into society. I am obliged to live like an outcast.

  19. I joyfully hasten to meet death. If it come before I have had opportunity to develop all my artistic faculties, it will come, my hard fate notwithstanding, too soon, and I should probably wish it later - yet even then I shall be happy, for will it not deliver me from a state of endless suffering?

  20. A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.

  21. I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years, I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people, 'I am deaf.' If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with my infirmity; but in my profession, it is a terrible handicap.

  22. A true artist is expected to be all that is noble-minded, and this is not altogether a mistake; on the other hand, however, in what a mean way are critics allowed to pounce upon us.

  23. O, you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you, and I would have ended my life - it was only my art that held me back. Ah, it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had brought forth all that I felt was within me.

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  24. Music comes to me more readily than words.

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  25. This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.

  26. The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.

  27. Music from my fourth year began to be the first of my youthful occupations. Thus early acquainted with the gracious muse who tuned my soul to pure harmonies, I became fond of her, and, as it often seemed to me, she of me.

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  28. What will be the judgment a century hence concerning the lorded works of our favorite composers today? Inasmuch as nearly everything is subject to the changes of time, and - more's the pity- the fashions of time, only that which is good and true will endure like a rock and no wanton hand will ever venture to defile it. Then, let every man do that which is right, strive with all his might towards the goal which can never be obtained, develop to the last breath the gifts with which the gracious Creator has endowed him, and never cease to learn. For life is short, art eternal.

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  29. Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.

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  30. Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!

  31. Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.

  32. Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

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  33. I only live in my music, and I have scarcely begun one thing when I start on another. As I am now working, I am often engaged on three or four things at the same time.

    • music

  34. Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.

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  35. Often, I can scarcely hear any one speaking to me; the tones yes, but not the actual words; yet as soon as any one shouts, it is unbearable. What will come of all this, heaven only knows!

  36. Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

  37. I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.

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About Ludwig van Beethoven

Name Ludwig van Beethoven
About Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a composer of the transitional period
Quotes 37 quotes
Nationality German
Profession Composer
Birthday October 16
Top topics music, words, life, happy, people

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