Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
Truth is a great flirt.
It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy.
Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.
Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.
Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his.
A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense.
Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness.
I find little in the works of Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor who functions like a windmill.
A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
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