Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy
I love a tree more than a man.
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est. (Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.) [Said on his deathbed]
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors.
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours
Only the pure of heart can make a good soup.
I shall seize fate by the throat.
It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce
Love demands all, and has a right to all.
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.
There are and always will be thousands of princes, but there is only one Beethoven!
Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. ever thine ever mine ever ours
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Applaud my friends, the comedy is over... [on his death bed]
Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person can not cook a clean soup.
The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself.
The day-to-day exhausted me!
Beethoven speaking to royalty: "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.
To sing a wrong note is insignificant, but to sing without passion is unforgivable.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into it's secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Even in poverty I lived like a king for I tell you that nobility is the thing that makes a king
You - my life - my All - farewell. Oh, go on loving me - never doubt the faithfullest heart Of your beloved L Ever thine Ever mine Ever ours.
The barriers are not erected which can say to [aspiring] talents and industry, “Thus far and no farther.
Must it be? It must be.
Anyone who tells a lie has not pure heart, and cannot make good soup.
I like your opera - I think I will set it to music
Schon im Bette drängen sich die Ideen zu dir meine Unsterbliche Geliebte, hier und da freudig, dann wieder traurig. Vom Schicksaale abwartend, ob es unß erhört...