"In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on Fran Lebowitz
"You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things."