Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Oh, how hard it must be to die anywhere but in one's birthplace.
I shall create a new world for myself.
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!
Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.
As long as I have health and strength, I will gladly work all my days.
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
The crowd intimidates me, its breath suffocates me. I feel paralyzed by its curious look, and the unknown faces make me dumb.
Oh, how miserable it is to have no one to share your sorrows and joys, and, when your heart is heavy, to have no soul to whom you can pour out your woes.