Inspirational “Quotes” from great Musicians. Do you have any you would like to share?

Inspirational “Quotes” from great Musicians. Do you have any you would like to share?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“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.”

“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.”

Claude Debussy

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”

Gustav Mahler

“I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.”

Igor Stravinsky

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.”

Johannes Brahms

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind


Joseph Haydn

“There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.”

Johann Sebastian Bach

“I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.”

Robert Schumann

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.”

Richard Strauss

“I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.”

John Cage

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

Karlheinz Stockhausen

“I’m an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery.”

Giacomo Puccini

“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.”

Richard Wagner

“Imagination creates reality.”


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