Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz

French composer, conductor
Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.More Hector Berlioz quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:57]
To render my works properly requires a combination of extreme precision and irresistible verve, a regulated vehemence, a dreamy tenderness, and an almost morbid melancholy.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is difficult to put into words what I suffered-the longing that seemed to be tearing my heart out by the roots, the dreadful sense of being alone in an empty universe, the agonies that thrilled through me as if the blood were running ice-cold through my veins, the disgust with living, the impossibility of dying. Shakespeare himself never described this torture; but he counts it, in Hamlet, among the terrible of all the evils of existence. I had stopped composing; my mind seemed to become feebler as my feelings grew More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Which of the two powers, Love or Music, can elevate man to the sublimest heights? ... It is a problem, and yet it seems to me that this is the answer: 'Love can give no idea of music; music can give an idea of love.' ... Why separate them? They are two wings of the soul.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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