Amadeus Quotes

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    1. Antonio Salieri: I will speak for you, father. I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am the patron's saint.
    – Submitted by Lane S (9 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: That was Mozart. That! That giggling dirty-minded creature I had just seen, crawling on the floor!
    – Submitted by Adam O (9 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: So rose the dreadful ghost from his next and blackest opera. There, on the stage, stood the figure of a dead commander. And I knew, only I understood that the horrifying apparition was Leopold raised from the dead! Wolfgang had summoned up his own father to accuse his son before all the world!
    – Submitted by Adam O (9 months ago)
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sire, only opera can do this. In a play if more than one person speaks at the same time, it's just noise, no one can understand a word. But with opera, with music... with music you can have twenty individuals all talking at the same time, and it's not noise, it's a perfect harmony!
    – Submitted by Adam O (9 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: He was my idol. Mozart, I can't think of a time when I didn't know his name.
    – Submitted by Adam O (9 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: I heard the music of true forgiveness filling the theater, conferring on all who sat there, perfect absolution. God was singing through this little man to all the world, unstoppable, making my defeat more bitter with every passing bar.
    – Submitted by Adam O (9 months ago)
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Here. It's all right here in my noodle. The rest is just scribbling. Scribbling and bibbling, bibbling and scribbling.
    – Submitted by Adam O (9 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: My plan was so simple. It terrified me. First I must get the death mass and then, I must achieve his death.
    2. Priest: What?
    3. Antonio Salieri: His funeral! Imagine it, the cathedral, all Vienna sitting there, his coffin, Mozart's little coffin in the middle, and then, in that silence, music! A divine music bursts out over them all. A great mass of death! Requiem mass for Wolfgang Mozart, composed by his devoted friend, Antonio Salieri! Oh what sublimity, what depth, what passion in the music! Salieri has been touched by God at last. And God is forced to listen! Powerless, powerless to stop it! I, for once in the end, laughing at him! [beat] The only thing that worried me was the actual killing. How does one do that? Hmmm? How does one kill a man? It's one thing to dream about it; very different when, when you, when you have to do it with your own hands.
    – Submitted by Adam O (9 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: I was staring through the cage of those meticulous ink strokes at an absolute beauty.
    – Submitted by Daniel R (11 months ago)
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.
    – Submitted by Daniel R (11 months ago)
    1. Constance Mozart: Half the house. You'll never see a penny. I want it here in my hand.
    2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: [dirty] Stanzi manzi...I'll put it here in your hand...
    3. Constance Mozart: [gasps] Stop it! You won't put a thing in my hand until I see some money!
    – Submitted by Sarah K (18 months ago)
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Will you stay with me while I sleep a little?
    2. Antonio Salieri: I'm not leaving you.
    3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: [laughs] I'm so ashamed.
    4. Antonio Salieri: Of what?
    5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: I was foolish, I...I thought you did not care for my work, or me. Forgive me...forgive me.
    – Submitted by Sarah K (18 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: How... Did my work please you?
    2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: I never knew that music like that was possible!
    3. Antonio Salieri: You flatter me
    4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: No, no! One hears such sounds, and what can one say but... 'Salieri.'
    – Submitted by Jimmy B (18 months ago)
    1. Emperor Joseph II: Too many notes.
    – Submitted by Daniel R (21 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse, bassoons and basset horns, like a rusty squeezebox. Then suddenly; high above it, an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, till a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing. It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God.
    – Submitted by Kevin L (23 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: I will speak for you, Father. I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am their patron saint.
    – Submitted by Hari A (23 months ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: You choose for your instrument a boastful, lustful, smutty infantile boy...and give me for reward only the ability to recognize the incarnation. Because you are unjust, unfair, unkind, I will block you. I swear it. I will hinder and harm your creature as far as I am able. I will ruin your incarnation.
    – Submitted by Sarah K (2 years ago)
    1. Count Von Strack: Mozart, you're not the only composer in Vienna.
    2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: No. But I'm the best.
    – Submitted by Sarah K (2 years ago)
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Hahahahahahaha.
    – Submitted by Edith M (2 years ago)
    1. Antonio Salieri: All I wanted was to sing to God. He gave me that longing... and then made me mute. Why? Tell me that. If He didn't want me to praise him with music, why implant the desire? Like a lust in my body! And then deny me the talent?
    – Submitted by Hriya M (2 years ago)
    1. Young Salieri: I heard the music of true forgiveness filling the theater, conferring on all who sat there, perfect absolution. God was singing through this little man to all the world, unstoppable, making my defeat more bitter with every passing bar.
    – Submitted by Chad E (3 years ago)
    1. Emperor Joseph II: There are simply too many notes.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Emperor Joseph II: Well...there it is.
    – Submitted by Wallie G (3 years ago)

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