Quotation Explorer - 'Beethoven'

Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man. - Frédéric Chopin
Ludwig von Beethoven had never mastered the elements of arithmetic beyond addition and subtraction. A thirteen-year-old boy whom he had befriended tried unsuccessfully to teach him simple multiplication and division.
Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.
Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests. - David Cronenberg
Some people think a song without words isn't a real song. Tell that to Beethoven and he'll kick your ass!
Beethoven said that it's better to hit the wrong note confidently, than hit the right note unconfidently. Never be afraid to be wrong or to embarrass yourself; we are all students in this life, and there is always something more to learn. - Mike Norton
and I wonder if Beethoven held his breaththe first time his fingers touched the keysthe same way a soldier holds his breaththe first time his finger clicks the trigger.We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe. - Andrea Gibson
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure. - Albert Einstein
Çelişkili duyarlıklara aynı anda yer veren insanın iç dünyası çok başkaydı. Bir Bach sonatıyla bir Beethoven senfonisinin yanyana çalınması onun yanında bir şey ifade etmiyordu. - Oğuz Atay
Listening to Beethoven also is sensuality, but when you have said 'sex' you have said all. A man who can give up sex can give up Beethoven. - Nanavira Thera
Practice makes perfect, but it doesn’t make new. The gifted learn to play magnificent Mozart melodies and beautiful Beethoven symphonies, but never compose their own original scores. - Adam Grant
I should think that to hear such lovely music as that would really make him feel better. The lady gave a discriminating smile. I am afraid there are moments in life when even Beethoven has nothing to say to us. We must admit, however, that they are our worst moments. - Henry James
Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe. - Douglas Adams
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. - H. L. Mencken
I believe in God, Mozart, and Beethoven. - Richard Wagner
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well. - Martin Luther King Jr.
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