Georges Bizet quotes

  • Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice . . . . Truth breaks free, science is popularized, and religion totters; soon it will fall, in the course of centuries--that is, tomorrow. . . . In good time we shall only have to deal with reason.
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Strong #Fall #Ambition

  • As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Inspiring #Writing #Mean

  • Ah, music! What a beautiful art! But what a wretched profession!
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Beautiful #Art #Beautiful Art

  • Love is rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and it's all in vain to call it if it chooses to refuse.
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Love Is #Bird #Rebellious

  • I don't want to write a mass before being in a state to do it well, that is a Christian. I have therefore taken a singular course to reconcile my ideas with the exigencies of Academy rules. They ask me for something religious: very well, I shall do something religious, but of the pagan religion. . . . I have always read the ancient pagans with infinite pleasure, while in Christian writers I find only system, egoism, intolerance, and a complete lack of artistic taste.
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Christian #Religious #Taken

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche commenting on the music of Georges Bizet: His music has the tang of sunny climates, their bracing air, their clearness. It voices a sensibility hitherto unknown to us.
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Music #Air #Voice

  • I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece.
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Ideas #Pieces #Want

  • I lived in Italy for three years and wanted no part of the country's disreputable way of life.
    -- Georges Bizet

    #Country #Years #Three

  • Winning has a joy and discrete purity to it that cannot be replaced by anything else. Winning is important to any man's or woman's sense of satisfaction and well-being. Winning is not everything; but it is something powerful, indeed beautiful, in itself, something as necessary to the strong spirit as striving is necessary to the healthy character.

  • Turkish-American relations are based on very strong foundations. Currently, we have a war in the region, which could not be prevented, unfortunately. We hope it is a short war ... with minimum casualties.

  • The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.

  • You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything You've got to be your own man, not a puppet on a string

  • When you fall for the one that owns you, she’ll be the only one that has the power to make you cry.

  • Every man has his secret desire, I suppose, and mine is someday to own a farm.

  • Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.

  • Achievement results from work realizing ambition.

  • For a people, as for an individual, it is tragic to have ambitions and to lack both the means essential to their fulfillment and any hope of acquiring those means.

  • The Four Conditions of Happiness: Life in the open air, Love for another being,Freedom from ambition,Creation