35 Best Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes From The Prolific Composer

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 24, 2021
Mozart statue with sheet music in hand
Age: 0-99
Read time: 6.1 Min

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the greatest and influential composers of all time.

Mozart was a prodigy who had composed over 600 works best known as symphonies, concertos, operas, and more. 'Alla Turca', the third movement of his piano composition named 'Sonata No.11' is his most famous piece.

Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus spoke 15 languages; German, French, English, Dutch, and Italian being in major focus. There is one of the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart quotes that talk about his idea of music.

The Mozart quote goes like this one, "The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between."

These classical composer quotes are so famous that his last words before dying would also make headlines as they were; "The taste of death is upon my lips… I feel something, that is not of this earth".

Below is a list of such popular Mozart quotes about God as well as his quotations on genius with a set of his famous composer quotes.

For more check, Bach quotes and Chopin quotes.

Famous Mozart Quotes About Music

A pianist playing a piano tune

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart believed melody is the only essence of music. Here is a list of few eccentric Mozart quotations.

1. "I choose such notes that love one another."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

2. "The passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

3. "This world of music, whose borders even now I have scarcely entered, is a reality, is immortal."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

4. "Melody is the essence of music."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

5. "Music, in even the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear but always remain a source of pleasure."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

6. "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

7. "If only the whole world could feel the power of harmony."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

8. "True perfection in all things is no longer known or prized - you must write music that is either so simple a coachman could sing it, or so unintelligible that audiences like it simply because no sane person could understand it."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

9. "I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

10. "Music is my life and my life is music. Anyone who does not understand this is not worthy of God."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Inspiring Quotes By Mozart For All The Fans

Below is the list of quotes by the famous  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to act as an inspiration for all music fans.

11. "I pay no attention whatever to anybody s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

12. "The best way to learn is through the powerful force of rhythm."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

13. "All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak... in such a way that people will remember it."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

14. "I have long had the taste of death on my tongue, I smell death, and who will stand by my Constanze, if you do not stay?"

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

15. "Silence is very important. The silence between the notes is as important as the notes themselves."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

16. "As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

17. "A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Most Popular Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes


Here are a few quotes by the genius Mozart that everyone should definitely know about.

18. "I am a fool. That is well known."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

19. "To my eyes and ears, the organ will ever be the King of Instruments."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

20. "It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

21. "If people could see into my heart, I should almost feel ashamed - all there is cold, cold as ice."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

22. "To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

23. "When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer — say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep — it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly."

-  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

24. "Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Influential Quotes About Mozart By Other Popular People

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an inspiration for many composers not just during the classic period but even today. These quotes by other famous artists about Mozart are best.

25. "Mozart is a human incarnation of the divine force of creation."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

26. "When we hear some beautiful piece of Mozart or admire a wonderful building, we suddenly become present in ourselves."

- John O'Donohue.

27. "Mozart's music always sounds unburdened, effortless, and light. This is why it unburdens, releases, and liberates us."

- Karl Barth.

28. "Mozart is the greatest composer of all. Beethoven created his music, but the music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it-that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed."

- Albert Einstein.

29. "From Mozart, I learned to say important things in a conversational way."

- George Bernard Shaw.

30. "Mozart, the last chord of a centuries-old great European taste."

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

31. "Mozart's music is like an X-ray of your soul - it shows what is there, and what isn't."

- Isaac Stern.

32. "Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music."

- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

33. "Mozart is the most inaccessible of the great masters."

- Artur Schnabel.

34. "Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates without effort an immortal masterpiece."

- Camille Saint-Saens.

35. "Mozart tapped the source from which all music flows, expressing himself with a spontaneity and refinement and breathtaking rightness."

- Aaron Copland.

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

Main image credit: Photo Oz / Shutterstock.com

We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You

See All

Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

Rajnandini Roychoudhury picture

Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

Read full bio >