There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.
Above all things, I must not get angry. If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.
One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?
The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.
Our castle is not imposing, but is well built, and surrounded by a very fine garden. I live in the bailiff's house.
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.
I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.
I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.
Why does God endow us with compassion?
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.
Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.