Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes.
How sad it is that these great gentlemen should believe what anyone tells them and do not choose to judge for themselves! But it is always so.
All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speakвЂ”and speak in such a way that people will remember it.
I know nothing new except that Herr Gellert, the Leipzig poet, is dead, and has written no more poetry since his death.
When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
An unmarried man, in my opinion, enjoys only half a life.
If I were obliged to marry all those with whom I have jested, I should have at least two hundred wives.
True perfection in all things is no longer known or prized – you must write music that is either so simple a coachman could sing it, or so unintelligble that audiences like it simply because no sane person could understand it.
We live in this world in order always to learn industriously and to enlighten each other by means of discussion and to strive vigorously to promote the progress of science and the fine arts.
Creativity is the firing of my soul.
Love guards the heart from the abyss.
Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming’s sake, most pernicious.
Believe me, I do not like idleness but work.
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.
The best way to learn is through the powerful force of rhythm.
I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.