quote by Andrew Denton

If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.

— Andrew Denton

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In my study I can lay my hand on the Bible in the pitch dark.

All truly inspired ideas come from God. The powers from which all truly great composers like Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Beethoven drew their inspirations is the same power that enabled Jesus to do his miracles.

The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult for artists.

Suppose Mozart had tried to be original? It would have been like a man at the North Pole trying to walk north, and this is true of all of the rest of us. Striving after originality takes you far away from your true self, and makes your work mediocre.

The Official Bulletin declared that the Poles should be as proud of me as the Germans are of Mozart; obvious nonsense.

There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper.

No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window.

Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.

Shakespeare wrote his sonnets within a strict discipline, fourteen lines of iambic pentameter, rhyming in three quatrains and a couplet. Were his sonnets dull? Mozart wrote his sonatas within an equally rigid discipline - exposition, development, and recapitulation. Were they dull?.

Did you know that Mozart had no arms and no legs? I've seen statues of him on people's pianos.

One type of concentration is immediate and complete, as it was with Mozart.

The other is plodding and only completed in stages, as with Beethoven. Thus genius works in different ways to achieve its ends.

I know that if there’s a purpose for life, it was for me to hear Mozart.

I'm Mozart with a focus on the tide Hiding the inconsistencies of man behind water and wine

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.

I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven, and likewise their disciples and apostles; - I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one, indivisible Art; - I believe that this Art proceeds from God, and lives within the hearts of all illumined men.

A mathematician will recognise Cauchy, Gauss, Jacobi or Helmholtz after reading a few pages, just as musicians recognise, from the first few bars, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert.

All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.

Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues. The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg: I have it in my pocket.

I owe very, very much to Mozart; and if one studies, for instance, the way in which I write for string quartet, then one cannot deny that I have learned this directly from Mozart. And I am proud of it!

Mozart is sweet sunshine.

My music wasn't written by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach or Schubert.

It's written by God and me. They go "a one and a two and up." We start on the downbeat. Bam! And that's where we got them.

Western culture is what gave us Mozart, and Da Vinci, and Wagner, and Beethoven.

O Mozart, immortal Mozart, how many, how infinitely many inspiring suggestions of a finer, better life you have left in our souls!

How lucky is the man who, like Mozart and others, goes to the tavern of an evening and writes some fresh music. For he lives while he is creating.

I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son (W A Mozart)is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition.

What gives Bach and Mozart a place apart is that these two great expressive composers never sacrificed form to expression.

When things get tough, there are two things that make life worth living: Mozart, and quantum mechanics

In Bach, Beethoven and Wagner we admire principally the depth and energy of the human mind; in Mozart, the divine instinct.

Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates without effort an immortal masterpiece.

In my dreams of Heaven, I always see the great Masters gathered in a huge hall in which they all reside. Only Mozart has his own suite.

As a matter of fact, I personally would much rather hear Perotin than Mozart.

Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.

Food is a necessary component to life.

People can live without Renoir, Mozart, Gaudi, Beckett, but they cannot live without food.

If I were a dictator I should make it compulsory for every member of the population between the ages of four and eighty to listen to Mozart for at least a quarter of an hour daily for the coming five years.

Mozart was a punk, which people seem to forget. He was a naughty, naughty boy.

Mozart is a garden, Schubert is a forest in light and shade, but Beethoven is a mountain range.

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