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A collection of quotes by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on music, Mozart, criticism, genius, love, creativity, ideas, art, practice, talent, melody and inspiration.

15 Great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes To Live By

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Famous As: Composer

Born On: January 27, 1756

Died On: December 5, 1791

Born In: Salzburg

Died At Age: 35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a music composer from Salzburg, Austria, who lived in the 18th century and is regarded as one of the greatest music composers to have ever lived. Mozart was a music prodigy and learnt to play several instruments like the violin and keyboard even before he had attained the age of 5. It was at the same age that he began composing music and by the time he was 17 years old, he had become a prominent composer and had even been employed by the royal court at Salzburg in the capacity of a musician. However, he was not happy with his job at the royal court and left for Vienna, where he composed some of his most well-known pieces. He decided to live in Vienna and continued to compose masterpieces till the end of his life, in spite of little financial reward. Some of Mozart’s most famous compositions include ‘Requiem’, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, ‘Piano Concerto No. 21’, ‘Symphony No. 40’, ‘Piano Sonata No. 11’, ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘Don Giovanni’ among many others. Mozart’s music is still considered the pinnacle of Western music and is enjoyed by people from all across the world. Here is a collection of some of the most profound quotations and thoughts by the great musician. Go though the collection of notable quotes and sayings by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that will uplift your spirits.
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The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

If you would dance, my pretty Count, I'll play the tune on my little guitar..

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Stay with me to-night; you must see me die. I have long had the taste of death on my tongue, I smell death, and who will stand by my Constanze, if you do not stay?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

What's even worse than a flute? - Two flutes!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Our riches, being in our brains, die with us... Unless of course someone chops off our head, in which case, we won't need them anyway.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

My dear sister! I’m amazed to discover that you can compose so delightfully. In a word, your Lied is beautiful. You must compose more often.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

When I feel well and in a good humour, or when I am taking a drive or walking after a good meal, or in the night when I cannot sleep, thoughts crowd into my mind as easily as you could wish.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I should like to know for what reason idleness is so popular with many young people that it is impossible to dissuade them from it either by words or by chastisements.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You know that I immerse myself in music, so to speak— that I think about it all day long— that I like experimenting— studying— reflecting.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I am not thoughtless but am prepared for anything and as a result can wait patiently for whatever the future holds in store, and I'll be able to endure it.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart