Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself.
When I was young, people used to say to me: Wait until you're fifty, you'll see. I am fifty. I haven't seen anything.
Je suis venu au monde tres jeune dans un temps tres vieux
I am by far your superior, but my notorious modesty prevents me from saying so.
Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are.
I eat only white foods: eggs, sugar, grated bones, the fat of dead animals; veal, salt, coconut, chicken cooked in white water; fruit mold, rice, turnips; camphorated sausage, dough, cheese (white), cotton salad, and certain fish (skinless).
Last year I gave several lectures on "Intelligence and Musicality among Animals" ... Today I am going to speak to you about "Intelligence and Musicality among Critics" ... The subject is much the same, with some modifications, of course.
I am tired of always dying with a broken heart.
I have never written a note I didn't mean.
I came into the world very young, in an age that was very old.
The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest.
Experience is a form of paralysis.
We should have a music of our own - if possible, without any Sauerkraut.
I liked the bit about quarter to eleven.
We cannot doubt that animals both love and practice music. That is evident. But it seems their musical system differs from ours. It is another school....We are not familiar with their didactic works. Perhaps they don't have any.
I took to my room and let small things evolve slowly.
My dream is to be played everywhere, not only at the Opera.
Opera is a musical scenery, a musical atmosphere in which the characters move and talk.
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