Quotes from Amadeus

Peter Shaffer ·  160 pages

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“I looked on astounded as from his ordinary life he made his art. We were both ordinary men, he and I. Yet from the ordinary he created Legends--and I from Legends created only the ordinary!”
― Peter Shaffer, quote from Amadeus


“Goodness is nothing in the furnace of art.”
― Peter Shaffer, quote from Amadeus


“What use, after all, is man, if not to teach God His lessons?”
― Peter Shaffer, quote from Amadeus


“God was singing through this little man to all the world.”
― Peter Shaffer, quote from Amadeus


“Tell me, before you call us servants, who served whom? And who, I wonder, in your generations, will immortalize you?”
― Peter Shaffer, quote from Amadeus



“Oh, you monster!No one exists but you, do they? You and your music!”
― Peter Shaffer, quote from Amadeus


“Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don't take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.

Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?”
― Peter Shaffer, quote from Amadeus


About the author

Peter Shaffer
Born place: in Liverpool, England, The United Kingdom
Born date May 15, 1926
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