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Richard Wagner Quotes





Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries.
[Achievement]
 

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
 

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.
 

I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing.
 

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.
 

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.
 

I write music with an exclamation point!
 

Imagination creates reality.
 

Joy is not in things; it is in us.
[Lighten Up]
 

Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.
 

Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
 

Wherever the fish are, that's where we go.