Lawyers -- a profession it is to disguise matters.
Sanity calms but madness is much more interesting
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
Hector Louis Berlioz
Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.
I both love and do not love and am mad and not mad.
All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called "guessing what was at the other side of the hill."
1st Duke of Wellington
A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.