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Richard Wagner
May 22, 1813 - February 13, 1883
Nationality: German
Category: Composer
Subcategory: German Composer

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.


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


Joy is not in things; it is in us.


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


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


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 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 write music with an exclamation point!


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


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.


Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.


I wish I could score everything for horns.


Imagination creates reality.


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


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