"I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Gustav Mahler on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Gustav Mahler on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Gustav Mahler on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Gustav Mahler on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Gustav Mahler on Dalai Lama
"Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos."
"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."
"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."