Gustav Mahler Quotes

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Gustav Mahler Quotes

The call of love sounds very hollow among these immobile rocks.
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If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

— Gustav Mahler

I have become a different person. I don't know whether this person is better, he certainly is not happier.

— Gustav Mahler

If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster.

— Gustav Mahler

It should be one's sole endeavor to see everything afresh and create it anew.

— Gustav Mahler

I live like a Hottentot. I cannot exchange one sensible word with anyone.

— Gustav Mahler

Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand.

— Gustav Mahler

I don't let myself get carried away by my own ideas - I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day.

— Gustav Mahler

The further the music develops, the more complex the apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes.

— Gustav Mahler

My time will come, that is: after the finish of the recurring song cycles

— Gustav Mahler

A full cup of wine at the right time is worth more than all the kingdoms of this earth!

— Gustav Mahler

Tradition is laziness.

— Gustav Mahler

Life's been nothing but paperwork.

— Gustav Mahler

For the last month I have been a strict vegetarian. The moral effects of this regime are immense, owing to the voluntary subjugation of the flesh and the resulting absence of desires. You will appreciate how full I am of this idea when I tell you that I expect it to work the regeneration of mankind. I advise you to change over to a natural way of life, with proper nourishment (wholemeal bread), and you will soon feel the benefit.

— Gustav Mahler

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