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Franz Liszt Quotes:

  • [after Chopin's coughing fit]

    Eugene Delacroix: He has trouble with his lungs. It's the misery of his life.

    Duchess D'Antan: Well, he should be bled. We have an excellent physician. He's developed a very special variety of leeches - quite painless, and they leave very little mark.

    Franz Liszt: Better yet, send in George to Monsieur Chopin: she leaves no mark at all.

  • [Alfred's satirical play begins]

    Franz Liszt: Good evening. I am God. In the time that I am relating, I have grown disappointed in my master creation, the human race. I endowed them with everything: the riches of the land, and of the sea, and of the air... and enough intelligence to worship me.

  • Franz Liszt: [as God] This is my servant Noah, and his wife Noëtte, and their children. Into their hands do I place the future of mankind.

    George Sand: [as Noëtte] Oh, this heat! Will it never rain? Here sits my stupid husband; I don't know what God sees in him. Oh, who can express the despair of youth married to age? My husband is 600 years old, while I am but 150!

  • Franz Liszt: [as God] Hurry, Noah, to the Ark, and fill it with two each of the creatures of land, sea, and air.

    George Sand: [as Noëtte] Lord, we have no need for animals - art alone will save the world. Let's see, we'll need two of everything: two poets, two painters, two musicians...

    Franz Liszt: [as God] Impossible, they will not come. Your conversation is not witty and you have no ideals.

    George Sand: [as Noëtte] Ha ha, true, but we shall also give them free food and lodging for forty days and forty nights. Now, we shall also need two playwrights, two composers, two makers of velvet flowers...

  • Franz Liszt: I should like to shake your hand, but i don't want to stop

    Frédéric Chopin: If I play the melody and you play the bass, we should each have a free hand

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