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"Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before, I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife, in order to report for duty. As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors." Fritz Kreisler
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"I saw a great many men die afterwards, some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon." Fritz Kreisler
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"I, too, soon got accustomed to the deadly missiles, - in fact, I had already started to make observations of their peculiarities." Fritz Kreisler
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"One gets into a strange psychological, almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing line which probably prevents the mind's eye from observing and noticing things in a normal way." Fritz Kreisler
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"The moral effect of the thundering of one's own artillery is most extraordinary, and many of us thought that we had never heard any more welcome sound than the deep roaring and crashing that started in at our rear." Fritz Kreisler
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"The outbreak of the war found my wife and me in Switzerland, where we were taking a cure." Fritz Kreisler
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"We started at once to dig our trenches, half of my platoon stepping forward abreast, the men being placed an arm's length apart. After laying their rifles down, barrels pointing to the enemy, a line was drawn behind the row of rifles and parallel to it." Fritz Kreisler
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"All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish." Gustav Mahler
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"An operetta is simply a small and gay opera." Gustav Mahler
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"Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos." Gustav Mahler
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"Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking." Gustav Mahler
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"Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier." Gustav Mahler
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"Discipline, work. Work, discipline." Gustav Mahler
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"Don't bother looking at the view - I have already composed it." Gustav Mahler
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"Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand." Gustav Mahler
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"I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life." Gustav Mahler
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"I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way." Gustav Mahler
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"I beg of you... never assume an inner or an outer pose, never a disguise." Gustav Mahler
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"I don't let myself get carried away by my own ideas - I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day." Gustav Mahler
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"I have become a different person. I don't know whether this person is better, he certainly is not happier." Gustav Mahler
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"I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding." Gustav Mahler
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