FAMOUS QUOTE OF JEAN-SEBASTIEN BACH

 

 

Discover the most famous quotes and proverbs of Jean-Sebastien BACH, german composer and a master of baroque music, born in 1685 in Eisenach.


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Bring me some coffee before I become a goat!

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Ah! What a sweet coffee taste! More beautiful than a thousand kisses, softer than Muscat!

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God's gift to his bereaved creatures is a joy worthy of their destiny.

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Old concept: love is blind. Marriage is a revelation. A new concept: love is not blind - it simply makes it possible to see things that others do not see.

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Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with his graceful presence.

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The only purpose of music should be the glory of God and the recreation of the human spirit.

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Music is a pleasant harmony for the honor of God and the authorized delights of the soul.

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Harmony is next to piety.

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If I decide to be an idiot, then I will be an idiot myself.

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Just press the right keys and pedals at the right time and the music will play on its own.

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I had to be industrious. Anyone who is also industrious will succeed just as well.

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On land, at sea, at home, abroad, I smoke my pipe and worship God.

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I have always had an end in mind, namely... to lead a church music well adjusted to the honor of God.

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The purpose of music should be only the glory of God and the relaxation of souls. If we do not take this into account, it is no longer about music but about diabolical nasillations and bellows.

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Music: a pleasant harmony celebrating God and the permitted pleasures of the soul.

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I've done a lot of work. Anyone who works like me can do what I did.

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It is the special province of music to move the heart.

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I've been working hard. Everyone who works as hard as I do has the same results.

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It is easy to play any musical instrument: just press the right key at the right time and the instrument will play on its own.

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Without my morning coffee, I'm like a piece of dried roasted goat cheese.

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I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.

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The purpose and end of all music should be only the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

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Unceasing work, analysis, reflection, a lot of writing, endless self-correction, that's my secret.

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Music: a pleasant harmony celebrating God and the permitted pleasures of the soul."

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"The purpose of music should be only the glory of God and the relaxation of souls. If we do not take this into account, it is no longer music but diabolical nasillations and bellows."

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"I've done a lot of work. Anyone who works like me can do what I did."

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Downstream from Rheingau, where the banks of the river lose their smiling mine, where mountains and rocks with their fantastic ruins of old villages take on a haughty, wilder, more serious and more majestic air, we discover, similar to a gloomy legend of the old days, the old and dark city of Bacharach.

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I will not insist on the historical impossibility of Wagner being Germany's first composer. So, Bach? Is he a man who had many children? Beethoven? was another who was so bad-tempered that he decided to go deaf in order to better annoy his contemporaries with his last quartets. As for Mozart, it is better not to talk about him, he is a voluptuous little boy who wrote Don Juan to annoy Germany.

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(...) she thinks of Johann Sebastian Bach's time when music looked like a rose blooming on the immense snowy plain of silence.

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Remember what Bach says: what comes from love and torment, God cannot erase it, we are condemned to endure it and, sometimes, to die from it.

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The bachelor had in this suspension these doubts, these temptations, these triumphs and defeats, these tears of rage and these joys of youth that the mature age ignores or despises, and of which he himself later kept only a memory tainted with oblivion.

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I had to solve the old problem before I left: if you were isolated for several months, what books would you take with you? In terms of genres, I had brought a Molière and a complete Rabelais, a Cervantes, a Nietzsche and the Aeschylus Theatre in bilingual. Spinoza, excerpts from Montaigne, and as musical scores, the two Bach Passions and the Beethoven Quartets.

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When we listen to Bach or a Gregorian melody, all the faculties of the soul remain silent and stretch out to grasp this perfectly beautiful thing, each in its own way. Intelligence, among other things; it finds nothing to affirm and deny, but it feeds on it. Shouldn't faith be an adherence of this kind? The mysteries of faith are degraded by making them an object of affirmation or negation, whereas they must be an object of contemplation.

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No matter how ingenious you may be, love is not varied; it always presents itself in the same way: you can easily follow each period and each successive manifestation, from the beginning always the same to the end always the same. The sensual ones try to work on it, to refine it, to complicate it, to perfect it, they find nothing new; and, in practice, a schoolboy preparing his baccalaureate knows as much as an old drooling senator or as a gallant academician whitewashed in the adventures.

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I don't care if Rembrandt is forbidden to the blind, Dostoyevsky to the illiterate and Bach to the deaf...

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In her Psychoanalysis of Fire, Bachelard imagines that the idea of rubbing two sticks to light the oakum was inspired by the frictions of love. By fucking, the man would have had the intuition of fire. Good to know. To quench the libido, think about looking at the embers.

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Modus Vivaldi: Vivaldi knows how to dress. Replica of josette bach to her husband Jean-Sébastien who asked her if he was handsome without his new pourpoint.

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We can destroy animals more easily than they can destroy us: this is the only solid basis for our claim to superiority. We value art, science and literature because they are things in which we excel. But whales could value blowing and donkeys could consider that a good braying is more exquisite than Bach's music. We cannot prove them wrong, except through the exercise of our arbitrary power. All ethical systems, in the final analysis, depend on weapons of war.

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Everything was going wrong. People were clinging blindly to the first lifebuoy that came along: Communism, dietetics, Zen, surfing, classical dance, hypnotism, group dynamics, orgies, cycling, grass, Catholicism, dumbbells, travel, inner withdrawal, vegetarian cuisine, India, painting, writing, sculpture, music, the profession of conductor, backpacking, yoga, copulation, play, alcohol, zoner, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Bach, Buddha, Christ, H, carrot juice, suicide, tailor-made costumes, air travel, New York City, and suddenly everything was falling apart, everything was going up in smoke. People had to find something to do until they died. For my part, I thought it was rather nice that we had a choice.

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Living is a golden dust at your fingertips, a blue song on a nanny's lips, Bach's temperate keyboard book that opens upside down and all the notes that roll like balls in the room.

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If only God had made our world as perfect as Bach made his divine world!

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We are the ones who come next. We now know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke, play passages by Bach or Schubert, and the next morning go to his daily work in Auschwitz.

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Nothing is more odious nowadays, more humanly odious, more humiliating than to watch a modern Frenchman called literate, to sneer at a text, a work... any beast next door has a noble, pathetic and deeply moving allure. But look at this bravado, so indecent of sufficiency, obscene of bragging muflery, so overshadowed by stubbornness, as it is overwhelming.... What else can I explain to him? Answer him?... .. He knows everything!... .. He's incurable! If he got his baccalaureate then he's not even approachable anymore. The peacock is no longer his cousin. Anything that may even vaguely resemble some poetic intention becomes a personal insult to him.

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University: a higher school that offers baccalaureate students courses in entertainment, daydreaming or mood changes.

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Since the baccalaureate is not precisely a bet of pleasure, the candidates' confusion inevitably arises from cramming, which consists not in rationally feeding their brains, but in feeding them with a mass of knowledge that they will have to disgust in haste at the expense of a mature reflection.

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Cramming - also called skull stuffing - consists in accumulating a more or less indigestible mass of knowledge which, for the most part, will only be useful on the day of the examination, then rejected shortly afterwards without much damage for the rest of the events.