Ignacy Jan Paderewski Quotes

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski Quotes

Before I was a genius I was a drudge.
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You are a dear soul who plays polo, and I am a poor Pole who plays solo.

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When one is an artist, what else can he be?

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I owe my sucess in one per cent to my talent, in ten per cent to luck, and in ninety per cent to hard word. Work, work, and more work is the secret to success.

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There flows throughout our whole history a stream of humanity, of generosity, of tolerance, so broad, so powerful, and so pure that it would be vain indeed to look for a similar one in the past of any other European country.

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Music is the only art that actually lives.

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I am nothing! If you could know the dream of what I would like to be, you would realize how little I have accomplished.

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Intellectual isolation always follows commercial isolation.

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Is there anything more true than human pain? Is there anything more sincere than the cry for help from those who suffer? Only a great wave of mankind's pity can surmount an immense wave of human misery?

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Fatherland before everything, art afterward.

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Rhythm is the pulse of music.

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The great familiar musical works are always greeted by the audiences as ever welcome and beloved friends.

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Art is the expression of the immortal part of man.

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Musical expression is never primarily national, but is personal and individual rather. It is so deep, so profound, that it goes beyond and below nationality and gives voice to the most private feeling. In music there is never exact heredity. Each man is an individual.

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Beginnings play their prized part in every finished human accomplishment, for beginnings mean the birth of added progress.

— Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Man is naturally lazy, therefore he invents labor-saving devices.

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There have been a few moments when I have known complete satisfaction, but only a few. I have rarely been free from the disturbing realization that my playing might have been better.

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