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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Franz Peter Schubert on compositions, music-style, facts, sayings, death, wife, morning, hope, bed, grief, happy and reality.

24 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Franz Schubert

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Famous As: Composer

Born On: January 31, 1797

Died On: November 19, 1828

Born In: Alsergrund, Vienna, Austria

Died At Age: 31

Franz Peter Schubert was a renowned Austrian composer who made a mark during his short life. He produced more than six hundred secular vocal works, piano music, operas, seven complete symphonies, a large body of chamber, incidental music and sacred music. During his lifetime he received appreciation for his musical works and thoughts from a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, however, following his death, interest in his work increased significantly. His works were championed by the 19th century composers including ‘Johannes Brahms’, ‘Felix Mendelssohn’, ‘Franz Liszt’ and ‘Robert Schumann’. Zoom through the quotable quotations and sayings by one of the most revered composers of early Romantic and late Classical era. Let us browse through the quotes and thoughts by Franz Peter Schubert on love, sorrow, hope, morning, truth, castle, act, music, players, fantasy, guilty, compassion, God, imagination, blame etc and see what we can grasp from them.
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Above all things, I must not get angry. If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.

Franz Peter Schubert

Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.

Franz Peter Schubert

I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.

Franz Peter Schubert

I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.

Franz Peter Schubert

The moment is supreme.

Franz Peter Schubert

There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy.

Franz Peter Schubert

I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.

Franz Peter Schubert

There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.

Franz Peter Schubert

If only your pure and clean mind could touch me, dear Haydn, nobody has a greater reverence for you than I have.

Franz Peter Schubert

One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?

Franz Peter Schubert

The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.

Franz Peter Schubert

A man endures misfortune without complaint.

Franz Peter Schubert

The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.

Franz Peter Schubert

Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.

Franz Peter Schubert

Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.

Franz Peter Schubert

Why does God endow us with compassion?

Franz Peter Schubert

Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet who warms to fantasy by a strange flame, making an idea that inspires him the subject of his own very different treatment?

Franz Peter Schubert

The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.

Franz Peter Schubert

Our castle is not imposing, but is well built, and surrounded by a very fine garden. I live in the bailiff's house.

Franz Peter Schubert

You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.

Franz Peter Schubert

No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.

Franz Peter Schubert

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 Peter Schubert

Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.

Franz Peter Schubert

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

Franz Peter Schubert