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Top 36 Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes (COMPOSER)

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“The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man’s soul. Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That’s what musicians are.”

Ludwig van Beethoven
What I have in my heart and soul - must find a way out. That's the reason for music.
What I have in my heart and soul – must find a way out. That’s the reason for music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.
I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.
I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life and to help you release your happiness to others.
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life and to help you release your happiness to others.
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.
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.
Life would be flat without music. It is the background to all I do. It speaks to the heart in its own special way like nothing else.
Life would be flat without music. It is the background to all I do. It speaks to the heart in its own special way like nothing else.

13 Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes on Music and Art

“The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.”

Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
Music comes to me more readily than words.
Music comes to me more readily than words.
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.
Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself.
The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself.
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
I love a tree more than a man.
I love a tree more than a man.
I only live in my music, and I have scarcely begun one thing when I start on another. As I am now working, I am often engaged on three or four things at the same time.
I only live in my music, and I have scarcely begun one thing when I start on another. As I am now working, I am often engaged on three or four things at the same time.
An artist is someone who has learned to trust in himself.
An artist is someone who has learned to trust in himself.

13 Inspirational Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes About Life

Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning.
Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning.
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce.
It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce.
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience; this was what upheld me in time of misery.
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience; this was what upheld me in time of misery.
Love demands all, and has a right to all.
Love demands all, and has a right to all.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Hide your secret even from the closest friend; learn to be silent.
Hide your secret even from the closest friend; learn to be silent.
Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, 'Thus far and no farther.'
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, ‘Thus far and no farther.’
Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person can not cook a clean soup.
Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person can not cook a clean soup.
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!
Off with you! You’re a happy fellow, for you’ll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!

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