Joy is not in things; it is in us.— Richard Wagner
The most jittery Richard Wagner quotes that are free to learn and impress others
Music is the inarticulate speech of the heart, which cannot be compressed into words, because it is infinite.
The purpose of art: to make the unconscious conscious.
Imagination creates reality.
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven, and likewise their disciples and apostles; - I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one, indivisible Art; - I believe that this Art proceeds from God, and lives within the hearts of all illumined men.
Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.
Joy is not in things; it is in us
The essence of higher instrumental music lays herein that one is able to express in tones that what one is unable to say in words.
I write music with an exclamation point!
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.
The oldest, truest, most beautiful organ of music, the origin to which alone our music owes its being, is the human voice.
The only form of music is melody, without melody music is not feasible, and music and melody are quite inseparable.
Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing.
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 convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.
When religion becomes artificial, art has a duty to rescue it.
Art can show that the symbols which religions would have us believe literally true are actually figurative. Art can idealize those symbols, and so reveal the profound truths they contain.
Human dignity begins to assert itself only at the point where man is distinguishable from the beast by pity for it.
Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through.
Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
One siupreme fact which I have discovered is that it is not willpower, but fantasy and imagination that ceates. Imagination is the creative force. Imagination creates reality.
If experiments on animals were abandoned on grounds of compassion, mankind would have made a fundamental advance.
The sounds proceeding from the instruments of symphonic music seem to be the very organs of the mysteries of creation; for they reveal, as it were, the primal stirrings of creation which brought order out of chaos long before the human heart was there to behold them.
Whatever I thought right, to others seemed wrong; what I held to be bad, others approved of.
In contrast to reincarnation and karma, all other views seem petty and narrow
Wherever the fish are, that's where we go.
Attack and defence, want and war, victory and defeat, lordship and thraldom, all sealed with the seal of blood: this from henceforth is the History of Man.
Plant life instead of animal food is the keystone of regeneration.
Jesus used bread instead of flesh and wine in place of blood at the Lord's Supper.
The whole duty of a conductor is comprised in his ability to indicate the right tempo.
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.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
I believe in God, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries.
Whatever my passions demand of me, I become for the time being - musician, poet, director, author, lecturer or anything else.
The error in the art-genre of Opera consists herein: a Means of expression (Music) has been made the end, while the End of expression (the Drama) has been made a means.
Whether government finances its added spending by increasing taxes, by borrowing, or by inflating the currency, the added spending will be offset by reduced private spending. Furthermore, private spending is generally more efficient than the government spending that would replace it because people act more carefully when they spend their own money than when they spend other people's money.
I regard the Jewish race as the born enemy of pure humanity and everything that is noble in it.
It is necessary for us to explain the involuntary repugnance we possess for the nature and personality of the Jews. The Jews have never produced a true poet. Heinrich Heine reached the point where he duped himself into a poet, and was rewarded by his versified lies being set to music by our own composers. He was the conscience of Judaism, just as Judaism is the evil conscience of our modern civilization.
Those who grasp the whole, will also comprehend all parts of that whole, even when immediate technical understanding is lacking, and recognize and marshal these.
Any so-called stimulus program is a ruse.
The government can increase its spending only by reducing private spending equivalently.
You know my faithfulness to you, never can another own my heart, never - never - never...
From its first faint glimmerings, History shews Man's constant progress as a beast of prey. As such he conquers every land, subdues the fruit-fed races, founds mighty realms by subjugating other subjugators, forms states and sets up civilisations, to enjoy his prey at rest.
For once you are going to hear a dream, a dream that I have made sound.
.. I dreamed all this; never could my poor head have invented such a thing.
The long-term vision is to replace, repair and regenerate failing tissues and organs with the materials of tissues and organs. It's still 'out there,' but it's possible to put together a grant proposal now that doesn't sound completely crazy.
It is impossible to communicate with Schumann. The man is hopeless; he doesn't talk at all.
I know absolutely nothing about music.
Music truely has to all other arts the same relation as religion to the church.
My destiny is solitude, and my life is work.
Blessed be, the genius who never knew good fortune! Genius in itself already means so much; what meaning does luck still hold for him?