38 Total Quotes

Richard Wagner Quotes

Little steps are being taken that may be in the right direction, ... It's the rate of progress I'm concerned about.
Richard Wagner
#Direction

I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.
Richard Wagner
#German Composer

Then let us sail across the sea, and here and there found a young Germany, let us fructify it with the products of our toil and striving, and let us beget and bring up the noblest and most godlike children: but let us do better than the Spanish, who turned the New World into a papal slaughterhouse, and better than the English, who have turned it into a shop.
Richard Wagner
#Germany

Joy is not in things; it is in us
Richard Wagner
#Joy #inspirational #Happiness

Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.
Richard Wagner
#German Composer

Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries
Richard Wagner
#Achievement

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
Richard Wagner
#Hate

I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
Richard Wagner
#German Composer #Germany

Imagination creates reality.
Richard Wagner
#Imagination #German Composer

I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven, and likewise their disciples and apostles; - I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one, indivisible Art; - I believe that this Art proceeds from God, and lives within the hearts of all illumined men; - I believe that he who once has bathed in the sublime delights of this high Art, is consecrate to Her for ever, and never can deny Her; - I believe that through Art all men are saved.
Richard Wagner
#God

I write music with an exclamation point!
Richard Wagner
#Music #German Composer

I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing.
Richard Wagner
#German Composer

I wish I could score everything for horns.
Richard Wagner
#German Composer

Every year I get fantastic deals on restaurant gift certificates and art, while supporting an organization that does great work in our community,
Richard Wagner
#Art

The gourmet food alone is worth the $20 entrance fee.
Richard Wagner
#Food

We treat a lot of patients who have tans and get skin cancer. We tell them to cut back [on their tanning], but they just can't seem to stop.
Richard Wagner
#Cancer

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
Richard Wagner
#German Composer #Divorce

If you have a better defensive system, the attacker has to work that much harder, recruit more people, put on more shielding, ... The bigger the operation gets, the better chance our people have of detecting and stopping it.
Richard Wagner
#People

Dermatologists often talk about people who seem 'addicted' to the sun – people who know it's not good for them to be bronzed all the time, but don't seem able to stop tanning, ... It's interesting that by slightly modifying tools used to identify substance-related disorders, we can see an objective similarity between regular tanning and those disorders.
Richard Wagner
#People

Dermatologists often talk about people who seem 'addicted' to the sun – people who know it's not good for them to be bronzed all the time, but don't seem able to stop tanning. It's interesting that by slightly modifying tools used to identify substance-related disorders, we can see an objective similarity between regular tanning and those disorders.
Richard Wagner
#People

Certainly this (study on addictive nature of tanning) could explain why educational interventions haven't been more successful.
Richard Wagner
#Nature

Wherever the fish are, that's where we go.
Richard Wagner
#German Composer #Fish

Freshly blows the wind homewards: my Irish child, where are you dwelling?
Richard Wagner
#Irish