"Art postulates communion, and the artist has an imperative need to make others share the joy which he experiences himself."
"We have a duty towards music, namely, to invent it"
"I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge."
"The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself. It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation."