Inspirational Quotes by Composers

I thought  I would share some of the quotes that inspire me when I make music. I hope they can inspire others as they have inspired me!

“I have had to work hard. Anyone who works just as hard will get just as far.” – Johann Sebastian Bach
“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.” – Johann Sebastian Bach
It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets.” – Ludwig van Beethoven
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed in the wind.” – Johannes Brahms
“To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing.” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
“In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.” – Robert Schumann
“Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.” – Robert Schumann
 “To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Robert Schumann
“Imagination creates reality.” – Richard Wagner
“An artist’s sphere of influence is the world.” – Carl Maria von Weber
“A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.”  – Dmitri Shostakovich
“So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.” – Aaron Copland


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