Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes

Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Although Mozart died at the age of 35 his musical legacy is huge.

Born January 27, 1756
Died December 5, 1791
Aged 35 years old

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Best 9 Quotes by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“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.”

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”

“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.”

“Our riches, being in our brains, die with us... Unless of course someone chops off our head, in which case, we won't need them anyway.”

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”

“The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.”

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

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“What's even worse than a flute? - Two flutes!”

“When I am completely by myself, entirely alone or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how these ideas come I know not nor can I force them.”

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