Johann Sebastian Bach Quotes

Best 23 Quotes by Johann Sebastian Bach

“Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!”

“All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul's refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hubbub.”

“Bring me coffee before I turn into a goat!”

“Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret.”

“Face to the reality.”

“God's gift to his sorrowing creatures is a joy worthy of their destiny.”

“Harmony is next to Godliness”

“I have always kept one end in view, namely to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God.”

“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.”

“I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.”

“I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.”

“I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit.”

“If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.”

“It cannot remain unmentioned that so many poorly equipped boys, and boys who have no talent at all for music, have been accepted into the school to date that the quality of music has necessarily declined and deteriorated. And those who do bring a few precepts with them when they come to school are not ready to be used immediately.”

“It is the special province of music to move the heart.”

“It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”

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“Live each day as if your life had just begun.”

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“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.”

“My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.”

“Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.

New concept: Love is not blind – it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.”

“On land, on sea, at home abroad, I smoke my pipe and worship God.”

“What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.”

“Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.”

“Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat.”

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“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.”

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