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

Ludwig van Beethoven
  • friends

I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.

Frederic Chopin
  • happiness

Tradition is not to preserve the ashes, but to pass on the fire.

Gustav Mahler
  • tradition

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

Ludwig van Beethoven
  • music

Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.

Franz Liszt
  • chances


To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein
  • time

. . . colors like a flourish of trumpets or pianissimo on the violin, great, calm, oscillating, splintered surgances . . . . Is this not form?

Giacomo Puccini
  • Violins

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

Ludwig van Beethoven
  • between

Music is the space between the notes.

Claude Debussy
  • Music

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven
  • music

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
  • aim

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.

Igor Stravinsky
  • Sin

Art is the most beautiful of all lies.

Claude Debussy
  • art

It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts.

Oscar Levant
  • Regret

You may have the universe if I may have Italy.

Giuseppe Verdi
  • italy

Joy is not in things; it is in us

Richard Wagner
  • inspirational

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

Ludwig van Beethoven
  • alone

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Art

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.

Claude Debussy
  • beautiful

There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side.

Oscar Levant
  • Pride

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

Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Music

Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.

George Gershwin
  • life

If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.

Johannes Brahms
  • humor

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann
  • art

For the past ten years I have had no financial problems.

Gyorgy Ligeti
  • financial

Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.

Gioachino Rossini
  • awful

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.

Hector Berlioz
  • anguish

I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece.

Georges Bizet
  • beginning

Love forbids you not to love.

Umberto Giordano
  • forbids

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.

John Cage
  • poetry

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.

Giacomo Puccini
  • achievements

When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see, when you're fifty.' I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing.

Erik Satie
  • fifty

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Oscar Levant
  • Insanity

People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?

Claude Debussy
  • come

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

Johann Sebastian Bach
  • achieve

When I wished to sing of love it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow it was transformed for me into love.

Franz Schubert
  • Music

Music, because of its specific and far-reaching metaphorical powers, can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.

Leonard Bernstein
  • Music

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?

Igor Stravinsky
  • Love

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.

Felix Mendelssohn
  • Beauty

Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them.

Charles Gounod
  • butterflies

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

Johann Sebastian Bach
  • devotional

Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.

Oscar Levant
  • Loneliness

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

Tchaikovsky
  • inspirational

I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.

Claude Debussy
  • barren

Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.

Claude Debussy
  • arithmetic

Every great inspiration is but an experiment.

Charles Ives
  • experiment

I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.

Arvo Part
  • appear

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic.

Jean Sibelius
  • attention

The end of all good music is to affect the soul.

Claudio Monteverdi
  • affect

If I were to agree to write the music for your beautiful poem, it would tie your poem up for some years as I have agreements and obligations which I must respect.

Jules Massenet
  • agree

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