Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his.
Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
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.
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.
Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.
I find little in the works of Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor who functions like a windmill.
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.
Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
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