Tradition is laziness.
Discipline, work. Work, discipline.
With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
An operetta is simply a small and gay opera.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand.
It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.
If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies.
To judge a composer's work, one must consider it as a whole.
A symphony must be like the world: it must embrace everything.