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Franz Liszt Quotes and Sayings

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Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

Related topics: Art

Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years.
Only I could perform certain works with the scanty
means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with.
- Franz Liszt

I find little in the works of Beethoven,
Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor
who functions like a windmill.
- Franz Liszt

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

 

As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language,
so one Gypsy musician teaches the other.
They have never shown any need for notation.
- Franz Liszt

Life is only a long and bitter suicide,
and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
- Franz Liszt

The character of instrumental music...
lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character
without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
- Franz Liszt

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Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
- Franz Liszt

A theatre receives recognition through its initiative,
which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
- Franz Liszt

The public is always good.
- Franz Liszt

In Hungary all native music, in its origin,
is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
- Franz Liszt

Truth is a great flirt.
- Franz Liszt

The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation
rather than in any other,
without which it would have no power to exist.
- Franz Liszt

I foster a sorrowful conception of affection.
Make no sacrifices.
- Franz Liszt

Real men are sadly lacking in this world,
for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.
- Franz Liszt

Brahms' Variations are better than mine,
but mine were written before his.
- Franz Liszt

Broad paths are open to every endeavour,
and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one
who consecrates his art to the divine services of a
conviction of a consciousness.
- Franz Liszt

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend
and combine with thought,
as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
- Franz Liszt

The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself
in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible.
We are pilots, not servants.
- Franz Liszt

It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion
with nature than that of the Gypsy.
- Franz Liszt

I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment...
rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart,
such as I have felt it since my childhood.
- Franz Liszt

Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing,
especially when the song is without words.
- Franz Liszt

Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
- Franz Liszt

A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own.
This is common sense.
- Franz Liszt

I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire,
and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services.
- Franz Liszt

Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are,
and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.
- Franz Liszt

We need improvement in the style of performance.
There is no more advantage in a musician who plays
and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
- Franz Liszt

Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art.
The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal,
which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.
- Franz Liszt

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation.
Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate,
robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
- David K. Shipler

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
- Pierre Loti

The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.
- David Mallet

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it;
for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
- Lydia M. Child

When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool,
the sweetness of our mournful childhood.
- Georg Trakl

Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise;
the U.S.
is a paradise.
Paradise is just paradise.
Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be,
it is paradise.
There is no other.
- Jean Baudrillard

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to soar. Choose to fly your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Live Your Dreams.
- Les Brown

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

The biggest adventure you can take is
to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams are necessary to life.
- Anais Nin

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

The canvas of life awaits you -
the painter of your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

Follow Your Dreams.
- Anonymous

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


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