"I write music with an exclamation point!"
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Richard Wagner on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Richard Wagner on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Richard Wagner on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Richard Wagner on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Richard Wagner on Ray Charles
"Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge."
"Imagination creates reality."
"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."
"Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted."