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Clara Schumann Quotes: 6 Lessons To Live By

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Aside from being one of the most distinguished pianists of the romantic era, Clara Schumann was also a wife, mother, educator and an early promoter of the composer Johannes Brahms.

Having experienced tremendous hardship throughout her life–four of her children and her husband all died before her– these quotes highlight her ability to triumph over the odds.

Here’s hoping these 6 quotes inspire you to do the same.

Clara Schumann Quotes: 6 Lessons To Live By

1) On Beauty:

“Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?”

2) On Happiness:

“My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.”

3) On Love:

“I do not want horses or diamonds – I am happy in possessing you.”

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4) On Health:

“My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn’t each person give his life for his calling?”

5) On Artistry:

“I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.”

6) On Art Itself:

“Is an artist much more than a beggar?”


Do you have any inspiring Clara Schumann quotes we may have missed? Did you find these motivational? Let us know in the comments

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Written by Quotezine Team

Michelle Quinteros is a pop culture and lifestyle writer with a fancy degree from McMaster University. When she’s not writing for Quotezine, she can be found excessively quoting The Simpsons or binge watching Netflix.

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