"The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Gustav Mahler on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Gustav Mahler on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Gustav Mahler on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Gustav Mahler on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Gustav Mahler on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."