View Full Version : Quotes from beethoven

01-24-2001, 10:16 PM
I am trying to help my dughter with a school project. I need to know if Beethoven had any famous quotes or just any qoute. I have looked everywhere and can not seem to find any.

01-24-2001, 10:22 PM
Paul List once said something back on the "old forum" that made me just crack up. Some quote about how Beethoven's favorite thing to do was to scratch his ear with a rusty nail. He made it up, of course, but I'm not sure I ever laughed harder in my life http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/smile.gif

01-24-2001, 11:31 PM
Maybe the most moving quotes you could find are in his Heiligenstadt testament: http://www.kingsbarn.freeserve.co.uk/heiligenstadt.html

I'll look after more later, stay tuned. Perhaps you could give us a hint about what kind of quotes are of your interest. (IE. about his music, his ideology, his deafness, his thoughts about art, morals, relationships, etc. )

01-25-2001, 02:35 AM
These are the two I have always heard, they could be scrambled in the translation but.... maybe someone can set the record straight(?)

This music is not for you, but for a later age.

There are many Princes, but only one Beethoven.

02-21-2001, 08:11 PM
What about: "I shall hear in Heaven"?
Peter (PDG)

[This message has been edited by PDG (edited 02-21-2001).]