44+ Best Lugwig Van Beethoven Quotes About Music And Life

Beethoven is a prominent figure in the world of music.
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Ludwig Van Beethoven was a German composer and a pianist and he remains one of the most admired composers in Western Music's history.

Beethoven's work ranks amongst the most performed classical music repertoire. He is one of the predominant musical figures in the transitional period.

He is widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived. He is the author of many books which are read by many people all over the world. He once said that,"music is ... A higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy." Ludwig Van Beethoven believes that music is the one incorporeal entrance into a higher world of knowledge that comprehends mankind, but mankind cannot comprehend.

The most remarkable thing about Beethoven's Music was that he constantly pushed music into new areas. More than any other composer before him, it was Beethoven who could take a simple idea and work it into a large-scale piece. Ludwig Van Beethoven had hearing difficulties in 1798, and by the time he was 44 or 45, he was totally deaf and was unable to converse unless he passed notes to his colleagues. His last words to Mozart was that he wanted to hear Mozart play the piano. Beethoven's importance in musical history is significant because his work marks the end of the classical period of classical music and the beginning of the romantic period. The symphony was an invention of classical music, developed to show off the increasingly large orchestra. People still prefer to listen to Beethoven's music as he wrote for humanity at large and thus was able to give his music a wide expressive scope. Here are some of the famous quotes by Ludwig Van Beethoven. You may also check our collection of [Bach quotes] and Chopin quotes.

Best Ludwig Van Beethoven Quotes

Ludwig Van Beethoven died early at the age of 56. Beethoven became deaf at the age of 44-45, and would pass music notes to his friends. On his deathbed, his last words were "Pity, pity-too late!" when  the composer was sent a gift of twelve bottles of wine from his publisher. Here are some of the best Ludwig Van Beethoven quotes on music.

Beethoven is still an extremely popular musician.

1. "Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

2. "Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

3. "I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

4. "Life would be flat without Music. It is the background to all I do. It speaks to the heart in its own special way like nothing else."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

5. "Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

6. "Only the pure of heart can make a good soup."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

7. “Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.

(Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)

[Said on his deathbed.]"

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

8. "There are and always will be thousands of princes, but there is only one Beethoven!"

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

9. "A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

10. "The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

11. "Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person can not cook a clean soup."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

12. "To sing a wrong note is insignificant, but to sing without passion is unforgivable."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

13. "Even in poverty I lived like a king for I tell you that nobility is the thing that makes a king."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

14. "Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

15. "I only live in my music, and I have scarcely begun one thing when I start on another. As I am now working, I am often engaged in three or four things at the same time."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Famous Ludwig Van Beethoven Quotes

Ludwig Van Beethoven is very popular worldwide for the music that he has composed over the years. Beethoven remains as one of the most admired composers in the history of Western Music. Here are some of famous quotes about Beethoven that motivates people to do well.

Beethoven is admired as a composer even today.

16. "To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

17. "I cannot bring myself to write for the flute, as this instrument is too limited and imperfect."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

18. "Thousands of people cultivate music; but few have the revelation of this great art."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

19. "Music from my fourth year began to be the first of my youthful occupations. Thus early acquainted with the gracious muse who tuned my soul to pure harmonies, I became fond of her, and, as it often seemed to me, she of me."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

20. "Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

21. "Music comes to me readily than words."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

22. "Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

23. "Oh continue to love me, never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever Thine. Ever Mine. Ever Yours."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

24. "I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

25. "Love demands all, and has a right to all."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

26. "Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

27. "Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

28. "Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

29. "I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

30. "An artist is someone who has learned to trust in himself."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Famous Quotes By Beethoven

Beethoven is known to be the greatest music composer of all times. His nine symphonies are still listened to, all around the world, for Ludwig van Beethoven, nothing is more important than music! Here are some famous Beethoven quotes that you will enjoy reading.

31. "He that divines the secret of my music is freed from the unhappiness that haunts the whole world of men."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

32. "It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

33. "There is nothing more beautiful than distributing happiness to many people."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

34. "True friendship can be based only on the union of similar ways of being".

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

35. "Never break the silence if it is not to improve it."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

36. "Genius is composed of 2% talent and 98% persevering application."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

37. "There is no real intelligence without goodness."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

38. "Never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

39. "I like your opera- I think I will set it to music."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

40. "There are no barriers for a person with talent and love towards work."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

41. "I do not know any other sign of superiority but kindness."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

42. "In the world of art, as in the whole of creation, freedom and progress are the main objectives."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

43. "It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce."

44. "Even in poverty I lived like a king for I tell you that nobility is the thing that makes a king."

- Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of the family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestion for Ludwig Van Beethoven quotes, why not take a look at [Mozart quotes], or [Brahms quotes].

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