Hector Berlioz — French Composer born on December 11, 1803, died on March 08, 1869

Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler... (wikipedia)

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.