"There's so much misery, laxity and indifference, in body and in mind. In the end you don't believe in anything, you think that's how it is, that's the whole meaning."
"Cellos and basses should sing like blazes. It is a question of joy, you see. Not a joy that expresses itself in laughter, or a joy that says I am happy. What I mean is a joy that is so great, so particular, that it lies beyond pain and boundless despair. It is a joy beyond all understandings. It's .. well .. I can't explain it any better."