Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Biography

Author Profession: German composer
Born: March 21, 1685
Died: July 28, 1750
Birth Sign: Aries

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Johann Sebastian Bach quotes

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.

Like all music, the figured bass should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the recreation of the soul; where this is not kept in mind there is no true music, but only an infernal clamour and ranting.

If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.

I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.

My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

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