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Hector Berlioz Quotes


A French composer, conductor and music critic, widely seen as the greatest representative in music of the French Romantic school.
(1803 - 1869)

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
 

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
[Anguish]
 

He was dying all his life.
[Music]
 

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
 

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
[Talent]
 

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