Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, 'Thus far and no farther.'
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!
No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.