35 Inspirational Frederic Chopin Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Frederic Chopin Quotes On Success

Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose “poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.” Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola in the Duchy of Warsaw and grew up in Warsaw, which in 1815 became part of Congress Poland. A child prodigy, he completed his musical education and composed his earlier works in Warsaw before leaving Poland at the age of 20, less than a month before the outbreak of the November 1830 Uprising. May these Frederic Chopin Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “My manuscripts sleep, while I cannot, for I am covered with poultices.” Frederic Chopin

2. “As long as I have health and strength, I will gladly work all my days.” Frederic Chopin

3. “I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.” Frederic Chopin

4. “If I were still stupider than I am, I should think myself at the apex of my career, yet I know how much I still lack, to reach perfection, I see it the more clearly now that I live only among first-rank artists and know what each one of them lacks.” Frederic Chopin

5. “Having nothing to do, I am correcting the Paris edition of Bach, not only the engraver’s mistakes, but also the mistakes hallowed by those who are supposed to understand Bach (I have no pretensions to understand better, but I do think that sometimes I can guess).” Frederic Chopin

6. “Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.” Frederic Chopin

7. “If the newspapers cut me up so much that I shall not venture before the world again, I have resolved to become a house painter, that would be as easy as anything else, and I should, at any rate, still be an artist!” Frederic Chopin

8. “Oh, how miserable it is to have no one to share your sorrows and joys, and, when your heart is heavy, to have no soul to whom you can pour out your woes.” Frederic Chopin

9. “When one does a thing, it appears good, otherwise one would not write it. Only later comes reflection, and one discards or accepts the thing. Time is the best censor, and patience a most excellent teacher.” Frederic Chopin

10. “The earth is suffocating, Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won’t be buried alive.” Frederic Chopin

11. “Play Mozart in memory of me – and I will hear you.” Frederic Chopin

12. “Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel!” Frederic Chopin

13. “Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.” Frederic Chopin

14. “I don’t know how it is, but the Germans are amazed at me and I am amazed at them for finding anything to be amazed about.” Frederic Chopin

15. “Even in winter it shall be green in my heart.” Frederic Chopin

16. “We fell silent and all joking ceased. We gazed mutely into each other’s eyes and an intense longing for the fullest avowal of the truth forced us to a confession, requiring no words whatever, or the incommensurable misfortune that weighed upon us. With tears and sobs we sealed a vow to belong to each other alone.” Frederic Chopin

17. Nothing is more odious than music without hidden meaning.” Frederic Chopin

18. “The last thing is simplicity. After having gone through all the difficulties, having played an endless number of notes, it is simplicity that matters, with all its charm. It is the final seal on Art. Anyone who strives for this to begin with will be disappointed. You cannot begin at the end.” Frederic Chopin

19. “I am not fitted to give concerts. The audience intimidates me, I feel choked by its breath, paralyzed by its curious glances, struck dumb by all those strange faces.” Frederic Chopin

20. “The earth is suffocating, Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won’t be buried alive.” Frederic Chopin

21. “I’m a revolutionary, money means nothing to me.” Frederic Chopin

22. “Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties.” Frederic Chopin

23. “Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world, so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?” Frederic Chopin

24. “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two.” Frederic Chopin

25. “They want me to give another concert but I have no desire to do so. You cannot imagine what a torture the three days before a public appearance are to me.” Frederic Chopin

26. “It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.” Frederic Chopin

27. “I feel like a novice, just as I felt before I knew anything of the keyboard. It is far too original, and I shall end up not being able to learn it myself.” Frederic Chopin

28. “Bach is like an astronomer who, with the help of ciphers, finds the most wonderful stars, Beethoven embraced the universe with the power of his spirit, I do not climb so high. A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man.” Frederic Chopin

29. “Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” Frederic Chopin

30. “One needs only to study a certain positioning of the hand in relation to the keys to obtain with ease the most beautiful sounds, to know how to play long notes and short notes and to achieve certain unlimited dexterity. A well formed technique, it seems to me, can control and vary a beautiful sound quality.” Frederic Chopin

31. “I tell my piano the things I used to tell you” Frederic Chopin

32. “Simplicity is the final achievement.” Frederic Chopin

33. “Time is the best of critics, and patience the best of teachers.” Frederic Chopin

34. “To be a great composer requires immense experience, One acquires this by listening not only to other men’s work, but above all to one’s own!” Frederic Chopin

35. “A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man.” Frederic Chopin

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