12 Motivational Quotes by Classical Composers

By any measure, some of the greatest creatives in the world are composers of music. Perhaps not surprisingly some of these musical geniuses also have had a philosophical bent.

Here are 12 motivational quotes by great composers.

    I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. ~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. ~Ludwig Van Beethoven
    I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. ~J.S. Bach
    To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. ~Robert Schumann
    Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge. ~Richard Wagner
    Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle. ~Gustav Mahler
    I am hitting my head against walls, but the walls are giving way. ~Gustav Mahler
    I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on. ~Stephen Sondheim
    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
    Life is a lot like jazz. It’s best when you improvise. ~George Gershwin
    Why get up in the morning unless you’re going to have an adventure? ~Hans Zimmer
    When a man is in despair, it means he still believes in something. ~Dmitri Shostakovich