Ludwig Van Beethoven Best Quotes

Ludwig van Beethoven (ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪˌtoʊvən; 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. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs. Enjoy Ludwig Van Beethoven’s best quotes below.

Ludwig Van Beethoven
“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 the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
“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.”
“Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.”
“I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.”
“A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.”
“Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?”
“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
“Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.”
“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!”
“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.”
“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
“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.”
“This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.”
“The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, ‘Thus far and no farther.’”
“Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.”
“Friends applaud, the comedy is over.”
“Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.”

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