One form of perseverance is the daily discipline of trying to do things better than we did yesterday.
―Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow nor an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to Choose.
(If Beethoven gives us the courage to fight, then Mozart gives us the infinite confidence.)
―傅雷， <傅雷音樂講堂>內 《独一无二的艺术家莫扎特》(一九五六年莫扎特誕辰２００週年文章)
Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
音樂，即使在最恐怖的環境下，都不應該令耳朵受罪， 反而是要安撫它， 吸引它， 這才是音樂之道。
―Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.
If something is not beautiful, it is probably not true.
That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal, from which it follows that irregularity — that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment — is an essential part and characteristic of beauty.