»Dying is the privilege of the weary. The present day composers refuse to die.«

»An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.«

»Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.«

»A composer knows as little as anyone else where the substance of his music comes from.«

»My conclusion is that the musical art is endeavouring to purge itself of its pictorial or descriptive side, to express a psychic state proper to the individual projecting into space the time in which it was conceived.«