Brahms is just like Tennyson, an extraordinary musician, with the brains of a third rate village policeman.
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A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.
The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business.
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home, without the effort of going to a picture house, without the trouble of booking seats, without the presence of other people.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.