38 Great Mozart Quotes To Inspire And Entertain You Monday August 14 2023, 2:15 PM
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38 Great Mozart Quotes To Inspire And Entertain You

Mozart Quotes

Imagine, if you will, the elegant courts of 18th-century Europe, where Mozart's genius took center stage like a brilliant comet streaking across the heavens of musical artistry.

Born as a musical prodigy, he waltzed onto the scene with the grace of a minuet and the intensity of a grand symphony.

His mastery of melodies and his deep understanding of the intricacies of music theory allowed him to effortlessly weave emotions into his compositions, evoking feelings that resonated with audiences across time.

Yet, beneath this layer of sophistication lay a spirit of uncontrollable creativity and, at times, whimsy!

Mozart's mischievous spirit would often manifest in his playful compositions, as he painted musical landscapes that traversed from exuberant jubilation to poignant introspection.

As a master of music and wit, he left behind a treasure trove of quotes that offer insights into his creative mind and playful personality. Here are some of his notable sayings!

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Inspiring Mozart Quotes

"Nothing is more enjoyable than a quiet life, and to obtain that one must be industrious." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


"The best way to learn is through the powerful force of rhythm." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I am one of those who will go on doing till all doings are at an end. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"When I am ..... completely 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." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Creativity is the firing of my soul." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Neither rejoice nor lament prematurely; for whatever may happen, all will be well if we only have health; for happiness exists–merely in the imagination." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


"I am never happier than when I have something to compose, for that, after all, is my sole delight and passion." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Funny Mozart Quotes

"If I were obliged to marry all those with whom I have jested, I should have at least two hundred wives." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Sleep, those tiny slices of death, how I despise them!" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"What's even worse than a flute? - Two flutes!" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"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." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"I should like to know for what reason idleness is so popular with many young people that it is impossible to dissuade them from it either by words or by chastisements." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop." - Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus

"I am a fool. That is well known." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Just as people behave to me, so do I behave to them. When I see that a person despises me and treats me with contempt, I can be as proud as any peacock." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


"Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Believe me, my sole purpose is to make as much money as possible; for after good health it is the best thing to have." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"I really do not aim at any originality." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Interesting Mozart Quotes

"In an opera, the poetry must be the obedient daughter of music." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

"I cannot write poetically, for I am no poet. I cannot make fine artistic phrases that cast light and shadow, for I am no painter. I can neither by signs nor by pantomime express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer; but I can by tones, for I am a musician." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

"An unmarried man, in my opinion, enjoys only half a life." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"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." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

"God is ever before my eyes. I realize his omnipotence and I fear His anger; but I also recognize his compassion, and His tenderness towards His creatures." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"The most necessary, most difficult, and principal thing in music, that is time." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


"The happy medium - truth in all things - is no longer either known or valued; to gain applause, one must write things so inane that they might be played on barrel-organs, or so unintelligible that no rational being can comprehend them, though on that very account, they are likely to please." - 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." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"To my eyes and ears the organ will ever be the King of Instruments." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of 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." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"I never lie down at night without reflecting that, young as I am, I may not live to see another day." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"If people could see into my heart, I should almost feel ashamed - all there is cold, cold as ice." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"I like to be merry, but rest assured that I can be as serious as anyone." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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