"Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Gustav Mahler on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Gustav Mahler on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Gustav Mahler on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Gustav Mahler on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Gustav Mahler on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause."
"The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content."
"I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding."
"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
"The real art of conducting consists in transitions."