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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Jean Sibelius on inspirational, music, confidence, perseverance, honor, attention, expression, world, logic and orchestra.

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Famous As: Composer
Born On: December 8, 1865
Died On: September 20, 1957
Born In: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Died At Age: 91
Jean Sibelius was a celebrated Finnish violinist and composer of the early-modern and late Romantic period. Sibelius is widely regarded as Finland’s greatest composers of all time. The core of his compositions is his set of seven symphonies and is till date recorded and performed in his country and other parts of the world. Some of his notable compositions include, ‘Violin Concerto’, ‘Kullervo’, ‘Finlandia’, ‘21 publications of coral music’ and ‘Valse Triste’ amongst various others. We have created a corpus of some inciting, famous and popular quotes and sayings by the illustrious composer which has been gathered from his music, notes, thoughts, writings, works and life. Let us browse through the most-sought after compilation of quotable quotes and thoughts by Jean Sibelius.
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Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.

Jean Sibelius

Music begins where the possibilities of language end.

Jean Sibelius

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

Jean Sibelius

Music is, for me, like a beautiful mosaic which God has put together. He takes all the pieces in his hand, throws them into the world, and we have to recreate the picture from the pieces.

Jean Sibelius

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue had never been erected in honor of a critic

Jean Sibelius

If I could express the same thing with words as with music, I would, of course, use a verbal expression. Music is something autonomous and much richer. Music begins where the possibilities of language end. That is why I write music.

Jean Sibelius

If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.

Jean Sibelius

No one ever erected a statue of a critic.

Jean Sibelius

No statue has ever been put up to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

It is so difficult to mix with artists! You must choose business men to talk to, because artists only talk of money.

Jean Sibelius

For an instant God opens his door and His orchestra plays the Fifth Symphony,

Jean Sibelius

For me, music begins where words end.

Jean Sibelius

The framework of a symphony must be so strong that it forces you to follow it, regardless of the environment and circumstances.

Jean Sibelius

Musicians talk of nothing but money and jobs. Give me businessmen every time. They really are interested in music and art

Jean Sibelius

Millions of years ago, in my previous incarnations, I must have been related to swans... because I can still feel that affinity.

Jean Sibelius

I often conduct an orchestra in my sleep; my orchestras are so huge that the back desks of the violas vanish into the horizon. And everything is so wonderful.

Jean Sibelius

Music is on a higher plane than everything else in this world.

Jean Sibelius

Whereas most other modern composers are engaged in manufacturing cocktails of every hue and description, I offer the public pure cold water.

Jean Sibelius

All the doctors who wanted to forbid me to smoke and to drink are dead,

Jean Sibelius

If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances.

Jean Sibelius

Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been a statue set up in honour of a critic.

Jean Sibelius