Famous quotes from Famous Composers – Part II

Our history enjoyed some amazing composers, real musical geniuses that lived and breathed for music. They are the people whose music is still alive even in our days, being compositions that never grow old and are appreciated by generation after generation. To have a glimpse of their amazing minds, it is enough to take a look at these quotes, left behind by some of the most famous composers of our times.

“To play without passion is inexcusable!” (Ludwig Van Beethoven)

“Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts.” (Franz Joseph Haydn)

“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)

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

“Art and life are not two separate things.” (Felix Mendelssohn)

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

“Music is life and, like it, inextinguishable.” (Carl Nielsen)

“If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances.” (Jean Sibelius)

“Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.” (Franz Schubert)

“Even if, in one or other of them, I had a particular word or words in mind, I would not tell anyone, because the same word means different things to different people.” (Felix Mendelssohn)

Only the songs say the same thing, arouse the same feeling, for everyone – a feeling that can’t be expressed in words.” (Felix Mendelssohn)

“There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.” (Johann Sebastian Bach)

“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is the simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” (Frederic Chopin)

“Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows.” (George Frederic Handel)

So, let us find inspiration, motivation, and wisdom in the words of the people that changed the history of music forever. Their memories will live on through their music, which was often ahead of their times and sometimes even hard to digest by a wider audience. But, as time passed by, everybody realized that they cannot be like all the rest because they are geniuses, and geniuses will hardly ever fit within the outlines of a traditional society. Having all these in mind, do not hesitate to follow your heart and your feelings when creating the music, thinking less about what people will say and focusing more on the creational process. Don’t worry as there will always be someone that will connect with your music and get the message you are trying to transmit.

Best always,


About the Author


Rhalou is an aspiring freelance writer from Romania.

She loves to write creative and original articles on many different subjects, including music. For many years she studied the English language, grammar, and literature.

Writing is something she does with joy and passion at the same time.

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