Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.
Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.
I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
I write music with an exclamation point!
Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries.
I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing.
Wherever the fish are, that's where we go.
I wish I could score everything for horns.
Imagination creates reality.
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge.
I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.