Imagination creates reality.
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.
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 am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing.
Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
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 wish I could score everything for horns.
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 write music with an exclamation point!
Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries.
Wherever the fish are, that's where we go.
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