Quotes: Richard Wagner

The late Bill Nye once said, "I have been told that Wagner's music is better than it sounds."
Mark Twain, in his Autobiography ("Bill Nye" was Edgar Wilson Nye.)

Monsieur Wagner a de beaux moments, mais de mauvais quart d'heures. ("Mr. Wagner has some beautiful moments, but some awful quarters of an hour.")
Gioachino Rossinia

I never discuss politics, religion, or Wagner. It always makes for bad blood and originates quarrels.
Max Maretzek