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I could express my feelings more easily if they could be put into the notes of music, but as the very best concert would not cover my affection for you, dear daddy, I must use the simple words of my heart, to lay before you my utmost gratitude and filial affection
After a rest in Edinburgh, where, passing a music-shop, I heard some blind man playing a mazurka of mine...
Letter to Camille Pleyel:
My piano has not yet arrived. How did you send it? By Marseilles or by Perpignan? I dream music but I cannot make any because here there are not any pianos... in this respect this is a savage country.
Concerts are never real music, you have to give up the idea of hearing in them all the most beautiful things of art.
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I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.
February 22, 1810
October 17, 1849
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