Sunday, January 18, 2009

Being Inspired by Others




"Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning."

--Ludwig van Beethoven

8 comments:

Rhi said...

Great quote; great man.

judith ellis said...

Extraordinary music.

Beethoven is a favorite. The biography of his life is remarkable; the depth of intellect, experiences, and capacity to feel is most fascinating.

I love the running line on your blog, Rhi: "Music is what feelings sound like."

I imgagine Beethoven wrote such a piece the night of the clarity of the moon's face as of late.

Beethoven wondered why we loved his Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Opus 27, No. 2, called the "Moonlight Sonata."

"Surely I have written better things," Beethoven said, yet the Piano Sonata No. 14 is one of his most recorded pieces.

Cynthia said...

An excellent, excellent quote
of ideals, one I am determined
to remember and abide by.

judith ellis said...

Me too, Cynthia.

Drive-thru said...

Wow..very original and terrific idea for your blog. The way you present it. Glad to find your blog between the millions over there.

judith ellis said...

Khaled - Thank you. Do "drive-thru" again. Your blog is most beautiful. Loved it!

Linda S. Socha said...

Judith. Love you blog...You do it with such class!!
Linda

judith ellis said...

Thank you, Linda. I love your blog as well. Your spirit is warm and inviting. Thank you.