Love is in the air these days, so we thought we’d give a try to make your day a little brighter. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we have chosen the 16 best love quotes from composers, musicians, singers and other music personalities. See what they have said about love and you might get some inspiration for the day.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hildegard von Bingen
Love, which, in concert with Abstinence, established Faith, and which, along with Patience, builds up Chastity, is like the columns that sustain the four corners of a house. For it was that same Love which planted a glorious garden redolent with precious herbs and noble flowers–roses and lilies–which breathed forth a wondrous fragrance, that garden on which the true Solomon was accustomed to feast his eyes. (Letter to the Monk Guibert, 1176)
Gian Carlo Menotti
For suddenly, I saw you there
And through foggy London town
The sun was shining everywhere…
Ludwig van Beethoven
We fell silent and all joking ceased. We gazed mutely into each other’s eyes and an intense longing for the fullest avowal of the truth forced us to a confession, requiring no words whatever, or the incommensurable misfortune that weighed upon us. With tears and sobs we sealed a vow to belong to each other alone.
Inspiration and ideas only come to me when I have not had a woman in a very long time… Ballads, polonaises, even a whole concerto may have been lost forever up your des durka, I can’t tell you how many. I have been so deeply engulfed in my love for you I have hardly created anything.