Sunday, May 02, 2010

Tribute to Gustav Mahler

"The important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries; to continue steadfastly on one's way without letting oneself be either defeated by failure or diverted by applause."
--  Gustav Mahler

Mahler predicted "Meine Zeit wird noch kommen" (My time is yet to come) when he contemplated a future in which his musical compositions would be understood and appreciated.

Sigmund Freud was gratified by imagining a distant future in which his writings might serve as corroboration for just one other person, as yet unborn, who could be told: "In darker days there lived a man who thought as you did." Moses and Monotheism.

Speaking literally and metaphorically, "Jews" don't concern themselves with approval by the masses.

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