November 30, 2016

Frédéric Chopin Quotes

“But why should one be ashamed of writing badly in spite of knowing better – it’s results that shows errors”

“Here you doubtless observe my tendency to do wrong against my will. As something has involuntarily crept into my head through my eyes, I love to indulge it, even though it may be all wrong.”

“How great a joy I feel in my heart. That a day so pleasant, so dear and glorious begins, a day that I greet with the wish. That long years may pass in happiness. In health and vigour, peacefully, successfully. May the gift of heaven fall richly upon you”

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

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

“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.”

“You already know when I’m writing, so don’t be surprised if it’s short and dry, because I’m too hungry to write anything fat”