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William Amadeus Mozart Quotes



Quotes by William Amadeus Mozart - (21 quotes)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Advice category:

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)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Communication category:

To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Criticism category:

-letter to Leopold Mozart...
She will never learn the most necessary, most difficult and principal thing in music, that is time, because from childhood she has designedly cultivated the habit of ignoring the beat. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Ideas category:

-misattributed, from a letter now regarded as a forgery by Johann Friedrich Rochlitz...
Whence and how these come I know not, nor can I force them... 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. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Imagination category:

I do not hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them gleich alles zusammen – at the same time all together. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Invention category:

What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Love category:

-misattributed, quote by Joseph von Jacquin Nikolaus...
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. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Magic category:

-The Magic Flute...
How powerful is your magic sound. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Masters category:

-spoken in Prague, 1787...
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)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Music category:

Writing music is my one and only passion and joy. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Music category:

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Music category:

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)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Originality category:

I really do not aim at any originality. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Passion category:

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of disgust... (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Patriotism category:

If Germany, my beloved fatherland, of whom you know I am proud, will not accept me, then must I, in the name of God, again make France or England richer by one capable German - and to the shame of the German nation. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Recognition category:

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Selling category:

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. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Silence category:

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Sleep category:

Sleep, those tiny slices of death, how i despise them! (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Subject category:

My subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and define, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statute, at a glance. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - From the Travel category:

For I assure you, without travel, at least for people from the arts and sciences, one is a miserable creature!... A man of mediocre talents always remains mediocre, may he travel or not - but a man of superior talents, which I cannot deny myself to have without being blasphemous, becomes - bad, if he always stays in the same place. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)