Franz Schubert Quotes

Franz Schubert was an Austrian romantic composer noted for the melody and harmony in his songs and chamber music.

“I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.” – Franz Schubert

“There is no such thing as happy music.” – Franz Schubert

“Anyone who loves music can never be quite unhappy.” – Franz Schubert

“The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.” – Franz Schubert

“Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet who warms to fantasy by a strange flame, making an idea that inspires him the subject of his own very different treatment?” – Franz Schubert

“I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.” – Franz Schubert

“I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.” – Franz Schubert

“When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.” – Franz Schubert

“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” – Franz Schubert

“The moment is supreme.” – Franz Schubert

“The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.” – Franz Schubert

“There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy.” – Franz Schubert

“One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?” – Franz Schubert

“A man endures misfortune without complaint.” – Franz Schubert

“Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.” – Franz Schubert

“The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.” – Franz Schubert

“Why does God endow us with compassion?” – Franz Schubert

“My compositions spring from my sorrows. Those that give the world the greatest delight were born of my deepest griefs.” – Franz Schubert

“Above all things, I must not get angry. If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.” – Franz Schubert

“Our castle is not imposing, but is well built, and surrounded by a very fine garden. I live in the bailiff’s house.” – Franz Schubert

“No one feels another’s grief, no one understands another’s joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.” – Franz Schubert

“Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.” – Franz Schubert

“You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.” – Franz Schubert

“Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.” – Franz Schubert

“There are two contrary impulses which govern this man’s brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.” – Franz Schubert

“Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.” – Franz Schubert

“I am in the world only for the purpose of composing.” – Franz Schubert

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