Richard Wagner quotes

Born
May 22, 1813, Leipzig, Germany.

Died
February 13, 1883.

Occupation
Composer.

Richard Wagner was a German composer.

I write music with an exclamation point!
– Richard Wagner
Life is earnest – and always has been.
– Richard Wagner
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
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
I wish I could score everything for horns.
– Richard Wagner
Everything lives and lasts by the inner necessity of its being, by its own nature’s need.
– Richard Wagner
Imagination creates reality.
– Richard Wagner
Music is the inarticulate speech of the heart, which cannot be compressed into words, because it is infinite.
– Richard Wagner
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
– Richard Wagner
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.
– Richard Wagner
I regard the Jewish race as the born enemy of pure humanity and everything that is noble in it.
– Richard Wagner
I know absolutely nothing about music.
– Richard Wagner
The patriot subordinates himself to his State in order to raise it above all other States and thus, as it were, to find his personal sacrifice repaid with ample interest through the might and greatness of his fatherland.
– Richard Wagner
The measures and acts which show us violently disposed towards the outer world can never stay without a violent reaction on ourselves.
– Richard Wagner
I was in a state of gnawing, sensuous agitation that excited continually both blood and nerves when I sketched out the music for ‘Tannhauser’ and brought it to completion.
– Richard Wagner
Wherever the fish are, that’s where we go.
– Richard Wagner
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
Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries.
– Richard Wagner