Saturday, 6 July 2013

Inspiring quotes from composers that could just as easily apply to writers

"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."
~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

"Don't only practise your art, but force your way into its secrets."
~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

"If it is art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art."
~ Arnold Schoenberg

"Nothing primes inspiration more than necessity."
~ Giacchino Rossini

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

"There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating."
~ Frederick Delius

"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of."
~ Robert Schumann

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
~ Hector Berlioz

"Every great inspiration is but an experiment."
~ Charles Ives

"It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me."
~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"I should be sorry if I only entertained them. I wish to make them better."
~ Georg Frideric Handel

"It never seems to occur to people that a man might just want to write a piece of music."
~ Ralph Vaughan Williams

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