Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes.
Music is my life and my life is music. Anyone who does not understand this is not worthy of God.
One must not make oneself cheap here – that is a cardinal point – or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
My Constanze is the virtuous, honourable, discreet, and faithful darling of her honest and kindly-disposed Mozart.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
Nevertheless 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.
If I were obliged to marry all those with whom I have jested, I should have at least two hundred wives.
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, speakвЂ”and speak in such a way that people will remember it.
When I come to reflect on the subject, in no country have I received such honors or been so esteemed as in Italy, and nothing contributes more to a man’s fame than to have written Italian operas, and especially for Naples.
My father is maestro at the Metropolitan church, which gives me an opportunity to write for the church as much as I please.
How sad it is that these great gentlemen should believe what anyone tells them and do not choose to judge for themselves! But it is always so.
Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming’s sake, most pernicious.
We live in this world in order always to learn industriously and to enlighten each other by means of discussion and to strive vigorously to promote the progress of science and the fine arts.
Music, in even the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear but always remain a source of pleasure.
I live in a country where music has very little success, though, exclusive of those who have forsaken us, we have still admirable professors and, more particularly, composers of great solidity, knowledge, and taste.