Joseph Haydn quotes

  • I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Effort #Care

  • There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Inspiring

  • I listened more than I studied... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Littles #Ability

  • Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Music #People #Effort

  • If you want to know whether you have written anything worth preserving, sing it to yourself without any accompaniment.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Music #Want

  • I'm going to commune with God and I must be appropriately dressed!
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Creativity #Communes

  • I would give my best quartet for a good razor,
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Giving #Razors #Quartets

  • The custom of saluting [i.e., embracing] ladies by their relatives and friends was introduced, it is said, by the early Romans, not out of respect originally, but to find by their breath whether they had been drinking wine, this being criminal for women to do, as it sometimes led to adultery.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Drinking #Wine #Criminals

  • Cheer up, children, I am all right.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Cheer #Children #Cheer Up

  • I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son (W A Mozart)is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Son #Men #Skills

  • Whenever I think of God I can only conceive of Him as a Being infinitely great and infinitely good. This last quality of the divine nature inspires me with such confidence and joy that I could have written even a miserere in tempo allegro.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Thinking #Joy #Inspire

  • Children be comforted, I am well.
    -- Joseph Haydn

    #Children #Last Words #Wells