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36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes (COMPOSER)

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“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, speak — and speak in such a way that people will remember it.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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.
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.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
If only the whole world could feel the power of harmony.
If only the whole world could feel the power of harmony.
To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
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.
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.

“When I am completely myself, entirely alone… or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how these ideas come I know not nor can I force them.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
We shall go on doing till we can do something worth doing; but I am one of those who will go on doing till all doing are at an end.
We shall go on doing till we can do something worth doing; but I am one of those who will go on doing till all doing are at an end.
Music, in even the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear but always remain a source of pleasure.
Music, in even the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear but always remain a source of pleasure.

6 Inspirational Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes About Life

“As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death’s image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling.”

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.
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.
They probably think because I am so small and young, nothing of greatness and class can come out of me; but they shall soon find out.
They probably think because I am so small and young, nothing of greatness and class can come out of me; but they shall soon find out.
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.
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.
Believe me, I do not like idleness but work.
Believe me, I do not like idleness but work.

“I beg you most humbly to go on loving me just a little and to make do with these poor congratulations until I get some new drawers made for my small and narrow brainbox in which I can keep the brains that I still intend to acquire.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes on Money and Riches

It is, of course, a money marriage, nothing more. I wouldn't want to enter into this kind of marriage. I wish to make my wife happy and not make my happiness through her.
It is, of course, a money marriage, nothing more. I wouldn’t want to enter into this kind of marriage. I wish to make my wife happy and not make my happiness through her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One must not make oneself cheap here – that is a cardinal point – or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
One must not make oneself cheap here – that is a cardinal point – or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.

13 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes on Music

“It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied.”

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

“I cannot write poetically, for I am no poet. I cannot make fine artistic phrases that cast light and shadow, for I am no painter. I can neither by signs nor by pantomime express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer; but I can by tones, for I am a musician.”

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.
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.

“He fixed his eyes on my fingers while I played to him, then said suddenly, “My God; I work at it till I sweat and yet get no success – while you, my friend, simply play at it!” “Yes,” said I, “but I too had to work in order that I might be exempt from work now.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
What's even worse than a flute? - Two flutes!
What’s even worse than a flute? – Two flutes!

“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.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming's sake, most pernicious.
Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming’s sake, most pernicious.
The best way to learn is through the powerful force of rhythm.
The best way to learn is through the powerful force of rhythm.

“Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counter-pointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa (Who knows most, knows least).”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I choose such notes that love one another.
I choose such notes that love one another.

“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.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music is my life and my life is music. Anyone who does not understand this is not worthy of God.
Music is my life and my life is music. Anyone who does not understand this is not worthy of God.

3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes on Ideas and Creativity

“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
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.
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.
Creativity is the firing of my soul.
Creativity is the firing of my soul.

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