Ludwig van Beethoven - Quotes

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Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess? ---->>>

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.

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

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.

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

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. ---->>>

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors. ---->>>

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.

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.

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. ---->>>

I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me. ---->>>

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

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! ---->>>

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. ---->>>

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.

Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life. ---->>>

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.

The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, 'Thus far and no farther.' ---->>>

Friends applaud, the comedy is over. ---->>>

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: December 17, 1770
Birthplace: Bonn, Electorate of Cologne, Holy Roman Empire
Die: March 26, 1827
Occupation: Composer
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Ludwig van Beethoven (, ; German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoˑfn̩]; baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers (wikipedia)