Quotations by Berlioz, Hector


Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one has not time to write down.

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) French composer
Mémoires, ch. 46, “The Capture of Constantine,” 1837 [tr. Newman (1966)] (1870)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 24-Sep-11
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Berlioz, Hector

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

[Le temps est un grand maître, dit-on; le malheur est qu’il soit un maître inhumain qui tue ses élèves.]

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) French composer
Letter (Nov 1856)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 24-Sep-11
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Berlioz, Hector