Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and pianist.
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- To send light into the depths of the human heart -- this is the artist's calling!
- Quotes in: John Sullivan Dwight (1856) Dwight's Journal of Music, Vol. 7-8, p. 12
- Original: Licht senden in die Tiefen des menschlichen Herzens -- des Künstlers Beruf!; Quoted in E.W. Fritzsch (1884) Musikalisches Wochenblatt, Volume 15
- The talent works, the genius creates.
- Attributed to Schumann in: The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 112, 1913, p. 811
- In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.
- Quoted in: Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, Evan Esar (ed.), 1949, p. 156.