Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827

A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on beethoven and fate

I shall seize Fate by the throat; it shall certainly not bend and crush me completely.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Source: Letter to F. G. Wegeler, 1801

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on music and revelation

I despise a world that doesn't feel that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on fate

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I want to seize fate by the throat.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on angels, faith, farewells, fate, heart, immortality, learning, life, and love

My angel, my all, my very self . . . my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all . . . Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on enthusiasm

From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again, I seize it. I embrace it with delight. I multiply it then by modulations, and at last I triumph in the first theme. There is the whole symphony.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on certainty, dawn, ideas, poets, silence, and words

You ask me where I get my ideas. That I cannot tell you with certainty. They come unsummoned, directly, indirectly - I could seize them with my hands - out in the open air, in the woods, while walking, in the silence of the nights, at dawn, excited by moods which are translated by the poet into words, by me into tones that sound and roar and storm about me till I have set them down in notes.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on knowledge, mankind, music, and world

Music - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on music, philosophy, and wisdom

Music is a revelation; a revelation loftier than all wisdom and all philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on children, gold, happiness, and virtue

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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