"The Work consists in subjecting oneself voluntarily to temporary suffering in order to be free from eternal suffering. But people are afraid of suffering. They want pleasure now, at once, and for forever. They do not want to understand that pleasure is an attribute...
"All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself. All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others."
"Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within."
"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
"The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure."