Robert Schumann Quotes

Talent works, genius creates.
Robert Schumann
Play always as if in the presence of a master.
Robert Schumann
When you play, never mind who listens to you.
Robert Schumann
Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.
Robert Schumann
Only when the form grows clear to you, will the spirit become so too.
Robert Schumann
By means of industry and perseverance you will rise higher and higher. 
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To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Robert Schumann
You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you've looked into a pair of beautiful eyes.
Robert Schumann
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.
Robert Schumann
The poet sees better than other mortals. I do not see things as they are, but according to my own subjective impression, and this makes life easier and simpler.
Robert Schumann
The flame that is naturally clear always gives the most light and heat. If I could blend my talent for poetry and music into one, the light would burn still clearer, and I might go far.
Robert Schumann
Thus it is ever in life. The aims we once pursued no longer satisfy us; we aim, we strive, we aspire, until sight fails, and mind and body find rest in the grave.
Robert Schumann
Believe me, were I ever to accomplish anything, it would be in music, which has always attracted me; and, without overestimating myself, I am conscious of possessing a certain creative faculty.
Robert Schumann
Nature best teaches how to pray, and how to reverence all the gifts the Almighty has given us. She is like a vast outspread handkerchief, embroidered with God's eternal name, on which we may dry alike our tears of sorrow and of joy; she turns weeping into ecstasy, and fills our hearts with speechless, quiet reverence and resignation.
Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann Biography

Born: June 8, 1810
Died: July 29, 1856

Robert Alexander Schumann was an influential German composer and music critic. Schumann was and is best known for his abundant and elegant piano compositions.


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