A photo of a young composer, Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini Quotes

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer known mostly for his operas. His most known works are La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, all are among the most frequently performed and recorded of all operas. Composer Giacomo Puccini’s musical career was from end of the Romantic period into the modern period.

“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.”

“I lived for art, I lived for love.”

“I’m working, but there is so much still to be done! And it frightens me to think of my weight of years. But on we go, without fear or hesitation!”

“Cold calculation, random spots of color, mathematically exact construction (clearly shown or concealed), drawing that is now silent and now strident . . . . Is this not form?”

“The work comes into the world at an undetermined hour, from a still unknown, but it comes inevitably.”

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Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bachelor of Arts-Music & Master of Arts-Psychology