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...belong together--are complementary."
(Written in the autograph book of his friend, Lenz von Breuning, in 1797.)
7. "When I open my eyes, a sigh involuntarily escapes me, for all that I see runs counter to my religion; perforce I despise the world which does not intuitively feel that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
(Remark made to Bettina von Arnim, in 1810, concerning Viennese society. Report in a letter by Bettina to Goethe on May 28, 1810.)
8.Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?"
(August 11, 1810, to Bettina von Arnim.)
9. "In the country I know no lovelier delight than quartet music."
(To Archduke Rudolph, in a letter addressed to Baden on July 24, 1813.)
10. "Nothing but art, cut to form like old-fashioned hoop-skirts. I never feel entirely well except when I am among scenes of unspoiled nature."
(September 24, 1826, to Breuning, while promenading with Breuning's family in the Schonbrunner Garden, after calling attention to the alleys of trees... Beethoven, Ludwig Van
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