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I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition. (Said to Leopold Mozart) — Joseph Haydn

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There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original. — Joseph Haydn

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Since God has given me a cheerful heart, He will forgive me for serving Him cheerfully. — Joseph Haydn

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It is the melody which is the charm of music, and it is that which is most difficult to produce. The invention of a fine melody is a work of genius. — Joseph Haydn

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I would give my best quartet for a good razor, — Joseph Haydn

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When I think of my God, my heart dances within me for joy, and then my music has to dance, too. — Joseph Haydn

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Mozart is the incarnation of music. — Joseph Haydn

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Never was I so devout as when I composed The Creation. I knelt down each day to pray to God to give me strength for my work ... When I was working on The Creation I felt so impregnated with Divine certainty, that before sitting down to the piano, I would quietly and confidently pray to God to grant me the talent that was needed to praise Him worthily. — Joseph Haydn

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I was for some time quite beside myself and could not believe that Providence could have required the presence of this indispensable man in the other world so soon. — Joseph Haydn

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The custom of saluting [i.e., embracing] ladies by their relatives and friends was introduced, it is said, by the early Romans, not out of respect originally, but to find by their breath whether they had been drinking wine, this being criminal for women to do, as it sometimes led to adultery. — Joseph Haydn

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When I think upon my God, my heart is full of joy that the notes dance and leap from my pen. — Joseph Haydn

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I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original. — Joseph Haydn

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Children be comforted, I am well. — Joseph Haydn

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If you want to know whether you have written anything worth preserving, sing it to yourself without any accompaniment. — Joseph Haydn

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I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts. — Joseph Haydn

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I listened more than I studied ... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed. — Joseph Haydn

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I'm going to commune with God and I must be appropriately dressed! — Joseph Haydn

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Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts. — Joseph Haydn

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Cheer up, children, I am all right. — Joseph Haydn

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Whenever I think of God I can only conceive of Him as a Being infinitely great and infinitely good. This last quality of the divine nature inspires me with such confidence and joy that I could have written even a miserere in tempo allegro. — Joseph Haydn

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The life's story of great geniuses is a sad one, without much tangible reward, which does not inspire future generations to face a similar fate. Alas also, it stands to reason why so many talent will not come to sparkle on the artistic firmanent. — Joseph Haydn