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

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

Profession: Musician
Nationality: German

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

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

The measures and acts which show us violently disposed towards the outer world can never stay without a violent reaction on ourselves.

I write music with an exclamation point.

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.

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 can't distract myself enough here, for sketches to a new opera are constantly buzzing around in my head, to the extent that I need all my strength to wrest myself from them.

Life is earnest - and always has been.

Everything lives and lasts by the inner necessity of its being, by its own nature's need.

The patriot subordinates himself to his State in order to raise it above all other States and thus, as it were, to find his personal sacrifice repaid with ample interest through the might and greatness of his fatherland.

In no State is there a weightier law than that which centers its stability in the supreme hereditary power of one particular family, unconnected and un-commingling with any other lineage in that State.

Joy is not in things it is in us.

We find personal success and great, if not enduring, influence on the outer fashioning of the world allotted to the violent, the passionate individual who, unchaining the elemental principles of human impulse under favoring circumstances, points out to greed and self-indulgence the speedy pathways to their satisfaction.

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.