But actually it was a social phenomenon in France caused by a pianist named Franz Liszt: “Lisztomania was characterized by intense levels of hysteria demonstrated by fans, akin to the treatment of celebrity musicians today, but in a time [1840s] not known for such musical hysterics.”
(Source: heyseusjustchill, via sevareinsperans)
"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."