Ludwig van Beethoven On Genius

Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16, 1770–March 26, 1827)

Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16, 1770–March 26, 1827)

The true artist has no pride. He sees unfortunately that art has no limits; he has a vague awareness of how far he is from reaching his goal; and while others may perhaps admire him, he laments the fact that he has not yet reached the point whither his better genius only lights the way for him like a distant sun.