beethoven

A Quote by E. M. Cioran on bach, beethoven, music, and philosopher

Thinking should be like musical meditation. Has any philosopher pursued a thought to its limits the way Bach or Beethoven develop and exhaust a musical theme? Even after having read the most profound thinkers, one still feels the need to begin anew. Only music gives definitive answers.

E. M. Cioran

Source: Tears and Saints

Contributed by: mattmoes

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

Contributed by: shootski

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