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64 Inspirational Frédéric Chopin Quotes (MUSIC)

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“How dismal it is to have no one to go to in the morning to share one’s griefs and joys; how hateful when something weighs on you and there’s nowhere to lay it down. You know to what I refer. I often tell to my pianoforte what I want to tell to you.”

Frédéric Chopin
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.Pin
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.Pin
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

“When one does a thing, it appears good, otherwise one would not write it. Only later comes reflection, and one discards or accepts the thing. Time is the best censor, and patience a most excellent teacher.”

Frédéric Chopin
It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.Pin
It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.
Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel!Pin
Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel!

“Virtue and vice have come in the end to the same thing! It seems that to die is man’s finest action – and what might be his worst? To be born, since that is the exact opposite of his best deed.”

Frédéric Chopin
Even in winter it shall be green in my heart.Pin
Even in winter it shall be green in my heart.
The earth is suffocating. Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive.Pin
The earth is suffocating. Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won’t be buried alive.

“Give me a kiss, dearest lover. I’m certain that you still love me, and I fear you always, like some tyrant over me. I don’t know why, but I fear you. Upon my word, only you have power over me, you and no one else.”

Frédéric Chopin

11 Thought-Provoking Frédéric Chopin Quotes

“Here you doubtless observe my tendency to do wrong against my will. As something has involuntarily crept into my head through my eyes, I love to indulge it, even though it may be all wrong.”

Frédéric Chopin
I'm a revolutionary, money means nothing to me.Pin
I’m a revolutionary, money means nothing to me.
Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last longPin
Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?

“How great a joy I feel in my heart. That a day so pleasant, so dear and glorious begins, a day that I greet with the wish. That long years may pass in happiness. In health and vigor, peacefully, successfully. May the gift of heaven fall richly upon you.”

Frédéric Chopin
A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man.Pin
A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man.
Oh, how miserable it is to have no one to share your sorrows and joys, and, when your heart is heavy, to have no soul to whom you can pour out your woes.Pin
Oh, how miserable it is to have no one to share your sorrows and joys, and, when your heart is heavy, to have no soul to whom you can pour out your woes.
It is not good for one to be sad, and yet how pleasant it is - a strange state.Pin
It is not good for one to be sad, and yet how pleasant it is – a strange state.
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.Pin
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Youth is an obligation; that is to say, you have an absolute duty to be happy and to preserve a good memory of yourself for one who loves you.Pin
Youth is an obligation; that is to say, you have an absolute duty to be happy and to preserve a good memory of yourself for one who loves you.
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.Pin
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.
My manuscripts sleep, while I cannot, for I am covered with poultices.Pin
My manuscripts sleep, while I cannot, for I am covered with poultices.

3 Frédéric Chopin Quotes About Music

Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two.Pin
Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two.
Nothing is more odious than music without hidden meaning.Pin
Nothing is more odious than music without hidden meaning.
After a rest in Edinburgh, where, passing a music-shop, I heard some blind man playing a mazurka of mine.Pin
After a rest in Edinburgh, where, passing a music-shop, I heard some blind man playing a mazurka of mine.

2 Frédéric Chopin Quotes About Being An Artists

“If I were still stupider than I am, I should think myself at the apex of my career; yet I know how much I still lack, to reach perfection; I see it the more clearly now that I live only among first-rank artists and know what each one of them lacks.”

Frédéric Chopin

“If the newspapers cut me up so much that I shall not venture before the world again, I have resolved to become a house painter; that would be as easy as anything else, and I should, at any rate, still be an artist!”

Frederic Chopin

7 Frédéric Chopin Quotes On Playing Piano

“There are certain times when I feel more inspired, filled with a strong power that forces me to listen to my inner voice, and when I feel more need than ever for a Pleyel piano.”

Frédéric Chopin
I feel like a novice, just as I felt before I knew anything of the keyboard. It is far too original, and I shall end up not being able to learn it myself.Pin
I feel like a novice, just as I felt before I knew anything of the keyboard. It is far too original, and I shall end up not being able to learn it myself.
Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!Pin
Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!

“One needs only to study a certain positioning of the hand in relation to the keys to obtain with ease the most beautiful sounds, to know how to play long notes and short notes and to achieve certain unlimited dexterity. A well formed technique, it seems to me, can control and vary a beautiful sound quality.”

Frederic Chopin
Chopin has done for the piano what Schubert has done for the voice.Pin
Chopin has done for the piano what Schubert has done for the voice.
All the same it is being said everywhere that I played too softly, or rather, too delicately for people used to the piano-pounding of the artists here.Pin
All the same it is being said everywhere that I played too softly, or rather, too delicately for people used to the piano-pounding of the artists here.

“A strange adventure befell me while I was playing my Sonata in B flat minor before some English friends. I had played the Allegro and the Scherzo more or less correctly. I was about to attack the March when suddenly I saw arising from the body of my piano those cursed creatures which had appeared to me one lugubrious night at the Chartreuse. I had to leave for one instant to pull myself together after which I continued without saying anything.”

Frédéric Chopin

2 Frédéric Chopin Quotes About Beethoven

Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvelous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.Pin
Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvelous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.
I haven't heard anything so great for a long time; Beethoven snaps his fingers at the whole world.Pin
I haven’t heard anything so great for a long time; Beethoven snaps his fingers at the whole world.

3 Frédéric Chopin Quotes About Mozart

Play Mozart in memory of me - and I will hear you.Pin
Play Mozart in memory of me – and I will hear you.
Mozart encompasses the entire domain of musical creation, but I've got only the keyboard in my poor head.Pin
Mozart encompasses the entire domain of musical creation, but I’ve got only the keyboard in my poor head.
The Official Bulletin declared that the Poles should be as proud of me as the Germans are of Mozart; obvious nonsense.Pin
The Official Bulletin declared that the Poles should be as proud of me as the Germans are of Mozart; obvious nonsense.

2 Frédéric Chopin Quotes About Health

As long as I have health and strength, I will gladly work all my days.Pin
As long as I have health and strength, I will gladly work all my days.
One can’t have everything in this world; be content with the greatest of joys health.Pin
One can’t have everything in this world; be content with the greatest of joys: health.

2 Frédéric Chopin Quotes On England

“England is so surrounded by the boredom of conventionalities, that it is all one to them whether music is good or bad, since they have to hear it from morning till night. For here they have flower-shows with music, dinners with music, sales with music.”

Frédéric Chopin
England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere.Pin
England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere.

2 Frédéric Chopin Quotes About Vienna

“Among the numerous pleasures of Vienna the hotel evenings are famous. During supper Strauss or Lanner play waltzes. After every waltz they get huge applause; and if they play a Quodlibet, or jumble of opera, song and dance, the hearers are so overjoyed that they don’t know what to do with themselves. It shows the corrupt taste of the Viennese public.”

Frederic Chopin
Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.Pin
Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.

4 Frédéric Chopin Quotes On Concerts

“I could express my feelings more easily if they could be put into the notes of music, but as the very best concert would not cover my affection for you, dear daddy, I must use the simple words of my heart, to lay before you my utmost gratitude and filial affection.”

Frederic Chopin
Concerts are never real music, you have to give up the idea of hearing in them all the most beautiful things of art.Pin
Concerts are never real music, you have to give up the idea of hearing in them all the most beautiful things of art.
They want me to give another concert but I have no desire to do so. You cannot imagine what a torture the three days before a public appearance are to me.Pin
They want me to give another concert but I have no desire to do so. You cannot imagine what a torture the three days before a public appearance are to me.

“Yesterday’s concert was a success. I hasten to let you know. I inform your Lordship that I was not a bit nervous and played as I play when I am alone. It went well and I had to come back and bow four times.”

Frederic Chopin

16 Frédéric Chopin Quotes That Will Make You Think

“So, having dried my tear-swollen eyelids, I take up my pen to inquire of you, are you alive or did you die? If you are dead, please let me know, and I will tell the cook, for ever since she heard about it she has been saying her prayers.”

Frédéric Chopin
I shall create a new world for myself.Pin
I shall create a new world for myself.
The crowd intimidates me, its breath suffocates me. I feel paralyzed by its curious look, and the unknown faces make me dumb.Pin
The crowd intimidates me, its breath suffocates me. I feel paralyzed by its curious look, and the unknown faces make me dumb.

“I am gay on the outside, especially among my own folk (I count Poles my own); but inside something gnaws at me; some presentiment, anxiety, dreams – or sleeplessness – melancholy, indifference – desire for life, and the next instant, desire for death; some kind of sweet peace, some kind of numbness, absent-mindedness.”

Frederic Chopin
My earthly body has been a terrible disappointment to me.Pin
My earthly body has been a terrible disappointment to me.
You know how easily things grow out of nothing, when they pass through a mouth that smears them all over and makes something else out of them.Pin
You know how easily things grow out of nothing, when they pass through a mouth that smears them all over and makes something else out of them.

“Here, waltzes are called works! And Strauss and Lanner, who play them for dancing, are called Kapellmeistern. This does not mean that everyone thinks like that; indeed, nearly everyone laughs about it; but only waltzes get printed.”

Frederic Chopin
To die is man’s finest action and what might be his worst To be born.Pin
To die is man’s finest action and what might be his worst? To be born.
You already know when I'm writing, so don't be surprised if it's short and dry, because I'm too hungry to write anything fat.Pin
You already know when I’m writing, so don’t be surprised if it’s short and dry, because I’m too hungry to write anything fat.

“The three most celebrated doctors on the island have been to see me. One sniffed at what I spat, the second tapped where I spat from, and the third sounded me and listened as I spat. The first said I was dead, the second that I was dying and the third that I’m going to die.”

Frédéric Chopin
I don't know how it is, but the Germans are amazed at me and I am amazed at them for finding anything to be amazed about.Pin
I don’t know how it is, but the Germans are amazed at me and I am amazed at them for finding anything to be amazed about.
Here, whatever is not boring is not English.Pin
Here, whatever is not boring is not English.

“I have met a great celebrity, Madame Dudevant, known as George Sand. Her appearance is not to my liking. Indeed there is something about her which positively repels me. What an unattractive person La Sand is. Is she really a woman? I’m inclined to doubt it.”

Frédéric Chopin
An arid melancholy has held me for so long in its grip.Pin
An arid melancholy has held me for so long in its grip.
I feel like a violin string E attached to a peasant double bass.Pin
I feel like a violin string E attached to a peasant double bass.
I really don't know whether any place contains more pianists than Paris, or whether you can find more asses and virtuosos anywhere.Pin
I really don’t know whether any place contains more pianists than Paris, or whether you can find more asses and virtuosos anywhere.
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