Robert A. Schumann (June 08, 1810 - July 29, 1856)
The painter turns a poem into a painting; the musician sets a picture to music.
Robert A. Schumann
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Talent works, genius creates.
People compose for many reasons: to become immortal; because the pianoforte happens to be open; because they want to become a millionaire; because of the praise of friends; because they have looked into a pair of beautiful eyes; for no reason whatsoever.
The study of the history of music and the hearing of masterworks of different epochs will quickly cure you of vanity and self-adoration
Some stuff is starting to hit us, and it's hitting us at the wrong time. There's no such thing as a minor injury.
A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room. (In other words, all but one participant will be bored, all but one mind underused.)
There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.