Top 10 Frédéric Chopin Quotes

Frédéric Chopin(March 1, 1810 – October 17, 1849) was a Polish composer and pianist. He was a child prodigy, who began playing the piano at age five without instruction. Some of his most famous works include Nocturne in E-flat Major and Tristesse. 

Here are the Chopin’s top ten greatest quotes:


Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

Music, Piano, Keys, Keyboard, Sound


Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.

selective focus photogrpahy of brown wooden console piano


Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel.

grayscale photography man playing piano


I shall create a new world for myself.

man playing piano outdoor during sunset


Time is the best of critics; and patience the best of teachers.

person playing piano


Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?

Piano, Rose, Red, Flower, Love, Romance


Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!

person playing pian


I wish I can throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.

grayscale photography of man crouching in front of damaged piano


As long as I have health and strength, I will gladly work all my days.

person playing piano


Music has no fatherland; its homeland is the whole universe.

person playing upright piano

Thank you Frédéric Chopin!

Interesting Chopin Facts:

  • He was friends with Franz Liszt.
  • He moved to Paris, France at age 21.
  • His mother taught piano and father played the violin and flute.

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