"The fact that people do not understand and respect the very best things, such as Mozart's concertos, is what permits men like us to become famous."
"Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar. Except, possibly two."
"Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it’s the last time."
"How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling."
"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. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action!"