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#1. The brake and gas were rigged to suit a man of his stature, and he handled them like Horowitz sailing through a storm of Liszt. - Author: Michael Chabon
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#2. The public is always good. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#3. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#4. I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#5. My mother had to explain that one couldnt compose a Liszt rhapsody because it was a piece of music that Liszt himself had composed. - Author: Sergei Prokofiev
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#6. It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#7. Music is the heart of life." She speaks love; "without it, there is no possible good and with it everything is beautiful. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#8. Beethoven for listening; Liszt, Chopin, and Beethoven for playing as well as Bach and Prokofiev and so on. If I kept going, this list would spiral. It's as wide as literature; in fact, it is probably wider. - Author: William Golding
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#9. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#10. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#11. My sole ambition as a composer is to hurl my javelin into the infinite space of the future. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#12. So let us not worry, and look instead as it has been taught us to do, as the birds of the air and the lilies of the field, keeping complete faith in Our Father's goodness. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#13. The work of Liszt I most admire is the music he wrote toward the end of his life. This is often music of tremendous inventiveness. The music seems to be seeking something. It tends to be restless, unpredictable, often very sad. - Author: Michael Hersch
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#14. It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#15. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#16. Beginning in the nineteenth century, with performers like Franz Liszt, were musicians who were able to excite an audience and communicate on a whole new level. - Author: David Finckel
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#17. When you write the story of two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#18. By the grace of God and with His help, I shall one day be a Liszt in technique and a Mozart in composition - Author: Bedrich Smetana
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#19. I find little in the works of Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor who functions like a windmill. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#20. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#21. Liszt's so-called piano music is nothing but Chopin and brandy. - Author: James Huneker
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#22. As a young composer I had a particular fondness for Liszt's Beethoven Symphony arrangements for the piano, and to this day I enjoy playing non-piano music at the piano. - Author: Michael Hersch
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#23. A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#24. Truth is a great flirt. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#25. You cannot imagine how it spoils one to have been a child prodigy. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#26. Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#27. Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#28. My piano is to me what a ship is to the sailor, what a steed is to the Arab. It is the intimate personal depository of everything that stirred wildly in my brain during the most impassioned days of my youth. It was there that all my wishes, all my dreams, all my joys, and all my sorrows lay. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#29. My mind and fingers have worked like the damned. Homer, the Bible, Plato, Locke, Lamartine, Chateaubriand, Beethoven, Bach, Hummel, Mozart, Weber are all around me. I study them. I devour them with fury. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#30. He gives me the impression of being a spoilt child.

(on Liszt) - Author: Clara Schumann
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#31. In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#32. Garris had pet names for all of them. Mahler was the Mad Doktor. Franz Liszt was Son of Lovecraft. Mendelssohn was Santa Claus Meets the Hell's Angels. Beethoven was the High School Principal. - Author: Chet Williamson
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#33. I love you sometimes foolishly and at these moments I do not understand that I could not, would not, and should not be so absorbing a thought for you as you are for me... - Author: Franz Liszt
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#34. Music is never stationary; successive forms and styles are only like so many resting-places - like tents pitched and taken down again on the road to the Ideal. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#35. Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are, and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#36. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#37. In life one must decide whether to conjugate the verb to have or the verb to be. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#38. Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#39. The first impulse of a great number of civilized musicians ... is to protest ourdeclaration that the music in Hungary belongs to the Gypsies. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#40. The day will come when all nations amidst which the Jews are dwelling will have to raise the question of their wholesale expulsion, a question which will be one of life or death, good health or chronic disease, peaceful existence or perpetual social fever. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#41. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#42. Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#43. At the end of the competition, I played the Liszt concerto and I felt my head was on the block. Well, I won. - Author: Andre Boucourechliev
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#44. One of my principal childhood memories is hearing one of the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies waft throughout the house. - Author: Katharine Graham
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#45. A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#46. The supreme harmony of the cosmos is selected in the harmony of the spirit. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#47. My parents are more likely to know who Franz Liszt is than Snooki. - Author: Charlie Day
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#48. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#49. Mozart starved, but you allow Thalberg and Liszt make tons of gold: Of course, you may think that someone immortal cannot die of hunger - Author: Franz Grillparzer
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#50. Music herself should be silent when Nicholas speaks. (on why he had stopped playing during a performance with Tsar Nicholas I in attendance) - Author: Franz Liszt
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#51. I carry a deep sadness of the heart which must now and then break out in sound, - Author: Franz Liszt
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#52. Oral musical traditions are rooted in assured and scrupulous faith. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#53. Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#54. A good Cuban cigar closes the doors to the vulgarities of the world. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#55. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#56. In the oldest chronicles of the times conserved in Hungary, reports will be found of Gypsy music, but never of any other, either Magyar, Slavic or Jewish. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#57. What was infinitely more valuable to Wagner, and what excited his gratitude to even more superlative utterance, was the confidence which Liszt showed in his genius, and without which, it is no exaggeration to say, Wagner's greatest works would probably have remained unwritten. - Author: Richard Wagner
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#58. As for famous men who were not artists, I am beginning to be tired of them. Those poor little scoundrels who are called great men fill me with nothing but overwhelming horror. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#59. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#60. I am not fond of speaking about politics because I don't have in my possession an army of 200,000 soldiers. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#61. Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#62. Beethoven and Liszt have contributed to the advent of long hair. - Author: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
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#63. Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#64. Liszt was a bit of a rock and roller at heart, but he was a bit of a puritan on his sounds. - Author: Rick Wakeman
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#65. The cause of freedom, in music as elsewhere, is now very nearly triumphant; but at a time when its adversaries were many and powerful, we can hardly imagine the sacred bridge of liberty kept by a more stalwart trio than Schubert the Armorer, Chopin the Refiner, and Liszt the Thunderer. - Author: Hugh Reginald Haweis
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#66. A lot of my approach to the instrument, especially as I've gotten older, is to treat the piano in ways that are not very pianistic - to consider the sounds I'm after first, and to deal with technical considerations later. Liszt taught me a lot in this respect. - Author: Michael Hersch
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#67. 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. - Author: Franz Liszt
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