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Quotes about and from Beethoven at the largest music humor site on the web. Check out the index for other performers we have quotes about and from.

"To play without passion is inexcusable." -Beethoven

- Submitted by: Magdolna

Beethoven always sounds to me like the upsetting of a bag of nails, with here and there an also dropped hammer. - John Ruskin

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

I like Beethoven, especially the poems.
- Ringo Starr

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

I like your opera. I think I will set it to music.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
- Tom Stoppard (British dramatist & screenwriter)

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

If anyone has conducted a Beethoven performance, and then doesn't have to go to an osteopath, then there's something wrong.
- Simon Rattle

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. - William F. Buckley, Jr.

- Submitted by: ChuckyG

Music should strike fire from the heart of man,
and bring tears from the eyes of woman
- Ludwig van Beethoven

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven Quartet.
- Witold Lutoslawski

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

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