I will hear in heaven!
I want to seize fate by the throat.
I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life ,and to help you release your happiness to others.
What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.
I think it's one of the greatest tragedies mankind has ever known - the most revered composer of all time was deaf!