50 Best Frédéric Chopin Quotes From The Poet Of The Piano

Frederic Chopin's music was appreciated by many.

Frederic Chopin was often referred to as 'Poet Of The Piano.'

Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer. He was very famous for his Mazurkas and polonaise compositions.

Frederic Chopin died on 17 October 1849. Though he was in a relationship with George Sand, he was never married to her. He was such a great composer that famous author, Joshua Fost, has quoted him in his book. Frédéric Chopin 's compositions are played at concerts even today.

Listed below are some famous Frederic Chopin quotes which will surely be liked by all his fans. If more quotes like these interest you, please visit [Bach Quotes] and [Beethoven quotes].

Quotes From 'Chopin's Letters'

Frédéric Chopin composed music for the piano.

The book 'Chopin's Letters' contains letters written by or addressed to Frederic Chopin. 'Chopin's Letters' quotes throw light on his likes, his musical journey, etc.

1. "I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, and yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them."

- Frederic Chopin.

2."How dismal it is to have no one to go to in the morning to share one's griefs and joys; how hateful when something weighs on you and there's nowhere to lay it down. You know to what I refer. I often tell to my pianoforte what I want to tell to you."

- Frederic Chopin.

3."Youth is an obligation; that is to say, you have an absolute duty to be happy and to preserve a good memory of yourself for one who loves you."

- Frederic Chopin.

4. "You know how easily things grow out of nothing when they pass through a mouth that smears them all over and makes something else out of them—."

- Frederic Chopin.

5. "One can't have everything in this world; be content with the greatest of joys: health."

- Frederic Chopin.

6. "You already know when I'm writing, so don't be surprised if it's short and dry, because I'm too hungry to write anything fat."

-Frederic Chopin in his letter to Jan Bialoblocki, dated 24 December 1826.

Famous Chopin Quotes

Frédéric Chopin 's name is pronounced as 'shaw-pan'. Quotes from Frederic Chopin and his music is an excellent inspiration to musicians all around the world.

7."My earthly body has been a terrible disappointment to me."

- Frederic Chopin.

8. "My manuscripts sleep, while I cannot, for I am covered with poultices."

- Frederic Chopin.

Below is the most famous quote of Frederic Chopin listed by Joshua Fost in his book.

9. "Simplicity is the final achievement."

- Frederic Chopin in 'If Not God, Then What? Neuroscience, Aesthetics, And The Origins Of The Transcendent', Book by Joshua Fost.

10."Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvelous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man."

― Frederic Chopin.

11."A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man."

-Frederic Chopin.

12."Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties."

- Frederic Chopin.

13."Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on."

- Frederic Chopin.

14."Time is the best censor, and patience a most excellent teacher."

- Frederic Chopin As quoted in 'Chopin: Pianist And Teacher.'

15." Yesterday's concert was a success. I hasten to let you know. I inform your Lordship that I was not a bit nervous and played as I play when I am alone. It went well... and I had to come back and bow four times."

- Frederic Chopin.

16."Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel."

- Frederic Chopin.

17."Time is the best of critics; and patience the best of teachers."

-Frederic Chopin quote in 'Chopin: Pianist And Teacher As Seen By His Pupils' by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger (1986).

18."I feel like a novice, just as I felt before I knew anything of the keyboard. It is far too original, and I shall end up not being able to learn it myself."

-Frédéric Chopin.

19."Nothing is more odious than music without hidden meaning."

- Frederic Chopin.

20."An arid melancholy has held me for so long in its grip."

- Frederic Chopin.

21."I feel like a violin string E attached to a peasant double bass."

- Frederic Chopin.

22."It is not good for one to be sad, and yet how pleasant it is - a strange state."

- Frederic Chopin.

23."There are certain times when I feel more inspired, filled with a strong power that forces me to listen to my inner voice, and when I feel more need than ever for a Pleyel piano."

-Frédéric Chopin.

24."I don't know how it is, but the Germans are amazed at me and I am amazed at them for finding anything to be amazed about."

- Frederic Chopin.

25."A well-formed technique, it seems to me, is one that can control and vary a beautiful sound quality."

- Frederic Chopin.

Quotations From Chopin

Frederic Chopin was a famous composer and was popular for his solo piano compositions. Some of his best sayings are listed below.

26."Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?"

-Frederic Chopin.

27."Oh, how hard it must be to die anywhere but in one's birthplace."

-Frederic Chopin.

28."Mozart encompasses the entire domain of musical creation, but I've got only the keyboard in my poor head."

- Frederic Chopin.

29."The Official Bulletin declared that the Poles should be as proud of me as the Germans are of Mozart; obvious nonsense."

-Frederic Chopin.

30."England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere."

- Frederic Chopin.

31."Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!"

- Frederic Chopin and the 'Swedish Nightingale.'

32."I tell my piano the things I used to tell you."

- Frederic Chopin.

33."Here, whatever is not boring is not English."

- Frederic Chopin.

34."After a rest in Edinburgh, where, passing a music-shop, I heard some blind man playing a mazurka of mine..."

- Frederic Chopin.

35."Play Mozart in memory of me— and I will hear you."

- Frederic Chopin Murmured on his 'death-bed.' 'The Opera Reader',1953.

36."Concerts are never real music, you have to give up the idea of hearing in them all the most beautiful things of art."

- Frederic Chopin in 'Chopin: Pianist And Teacher: As Seen By His Pupils' by Jean Jacques Eigeldinger.

37."One needs only to study a certain positioning of the hand in relation to the keys to obtain with ease the most beautiful sounds, to know how to play long notes and short notes and to [attain] certain unlimited dexterity… A well-formed technique, it seems to me, [is one] that can control and vary a beautiful sound quality."

- Frederic Chopin As quoted in 'Chopin: Pianist And Teacher As Seen By His Pupils' (1986) by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger.

38."... our view of facts thought to be known can change."

- Frederic Chopin And The Swedish Nightingale.

39."As long as I have health and strength, I will gladly work all my days."

- Frederic Chopin.

40."Even in winter, it shall be green in my heart."

-Frédéric Chopin.

41."The crowd intimidates me, its breath suffocates me. I feel paralyzed by its curious look, and the unknown faces make me dumb. "

-Frederic Chopin.

42."Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two."

-Frederic Chopin.

43."I haven't heard anything so great for a long time; Beethoven snaps his fingers at the whole world..."

-Frederic Chopin.

44."I'm a revolutionary, money means nothing to me."

-Frédéric Chopin.

45."Nothing is more beautiful than the sound of the guitar."

-Frederic Chopin.

46."The earth is suffocating... As this cough will choke me, I implore you to have my body opened, so that I may not be buried alive."

-Frédéric Chopin.

47."I really don't know whether any place contains more pianists than Paris, or whether you can find more asses and virtuosos anywhere."

-Frederic Chopin.

Quotes About Chopin

Frederic Chopin was very talented and famous. In this section, we find quotes from famous composers regarding Frederic Chopin.

48."Chopin's pianistic production is overall more voluminous and somewhat more consistent in emotional substance, however wonderful much of Schumann's work is."

-Marc-André Hamelin, "Famous Pianists On Frederic Chopin And Robert Schumann" (2010) by G. Henle Verlag.

49."After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own."

-Oscar Wilde, 1891.

50."Chopin has done for the piano what Schubert has done for the voice."

-'The France Musicale' review of Chopin's concert held on 26 April 1841.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Frédéric Chopin Quotes, then why not take a look at [Mozart Quotes], or [Brahms Quotes].


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