I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment.
Quote by Gustav Mahler
Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand.
What I wanted and what I visualized while composing has not always been realized.
Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and...
The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to...
It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step...
Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier.
I don't let myself get carried away by my own ideas - I abandon 19...
Don't bother looking at the view - I have already composed it.
I live like a Hottentot. I cannot exchange one sensible word with anyone.
Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift.
The call of love sounds very hollow among these immobile rocks.
There is a world of difference between a Mahler eighth note and a normal eighth...
If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster.
To judge a composer's work, one must consider it as a whole.
I beg of you... never assume an inner or an outer pose, never a disguise.
If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies.
The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.
An operetta is simply a small and gay opera.
It is strange how one feels drawn forward without knowing at first where one is...
I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.