Top Quotes by Clara Schumann

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

Clara Schumann

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

Clara Schumann

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

Clara Schumann

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.

Clara Schumann

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?

Clara Schumann

Is an artist much more than a beggar?

Clara Schumann

I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.

Clara Schumann

If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy.

Clara Schumann

Treasures are no longer to be got by instrumental art.

Clara Schumann

There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.

Clara Schumann

The tea is ice-cold, the room grows colder and colder, but I grow warmer and warmer.

Clara Schumann

I cannot be so bad when everybody is so fond of me.

Clara Schumann

Every man has his faults; I have and so have you – you will allow me to say so!

Clara Schumann