»He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.«

»If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.«

»It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.«