Robert Schumann - Quotes

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To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist. ---->>>

Nature best teaches how to pray, and how to reverence all the gifts the Almighty has given us. She is like a vast outspread handkerchief, embroidered with God's eternal name, on which we may dry alike our tears of sorrow and of joy; she turns weeping into ecstasy, and fills our hearts with speechless, quiet reverence and resignation. ---->>>

Talent works, genius creates. ---->>>

I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs.

I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs.

If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.

If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.

You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you've looked into a pair of beautiful eyes. ---->>>

My symphonies would have reached Opus 100 if I had but written them down... Sometimes I am so full of music, and so overflowing with melody, that I find it simply impossible to write down anything. ---->>>

My indifference to money and my spendthrift ways are disgraceful. You have no idea how reckless I am; how often I practically throw money out of the window. I am always making good resolutions, but the next minute I forget and give the waiter eightpence. ---->>>

Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm. ---->>>

I was a God-fearing child, innocent and physically attractive. ---->>>

My heart pounds sickeningly and I turn pale... I often feel as if I were dead... I seem to be losing my mind. ---->>>

I feel so entirely in my element with a full orchestra; even if my mortal enemies were marshalled before me, I could lead them, master them, surround them, or repulse them. ---->>>

Mendelssohn I consider the first musician of the day; I doff my hat to him as my superior. He plays with everything, especially with the grouping of the instruments in the orchestra, but with such ease, delicacy and art, with such mastery throughout. ---->>>

An evil fate has deprived me of the full use of my right hand, so that I am not able to play my compositions as I feel them. The trouble with my hand is that certain fingers have become so weak, probably through writing and playing too much at one time, that I can hardly use them. ---->>>

The flame that is naturally clear always gives the most light and heat. If I could blend my talent for poetry and music into one, the light would burn still clearer, and I might go far.

The flame that is naturally clear always gives the most light and heat. If I could blend my talent for poetry and music into one, the light would burn still clearer, and I might go far.

The poet sees better than other mortals. I do not see things as they are, but according to my own subjective impression, and this makes life easier and simpler. ---->>>

Believe me, were I ever to accomplish anything, it would be in music, which has always attracted me; and, without overestimating myself, I am conscious of possessing a certain creative faculty. ---->>>

Thus it is ever in life. The aims we once pursued no longer satisfy us; we aim, we strive, we aspire, until sight fails, and mind and body find rest in the grave. ---->>>

I sometimes lack confidence in public, although I am proud enough inwardly. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: January 8, 1810
Birthplace: Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony
Die: July 29, 1856
Occupation: Composer
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Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream (wikipedia)