Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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On my way to Vienna yesterday, sleep overtook me in my carriage, which was by no means strange, for having been obliged to rise so early every morning, I never had a good night’s sleep…Now during my dream-journey, the following canon came into my head…But scarcely did I wake when away flew the canon, and I could not recall any part of it. On returning here however, next day, in the same carriage…I resumed my dream-journey, being, however, on this occasion wide awake, when lo and behold! in accordance with the laws of the association of ideas the same canon again flashed across me; so being now awake I held it as fast as Menelaus did Proteus, only permitting it to be changed into three parts.

Ludwig van Beethoven, in a letter to Tobias Haslinger

Written by nevalalee

June 22, 2018 at 7:30 am

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  1. A genius at work!

    Andrea Kenner

    June 23, 2018 at 8:32 am


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