"I have often heard it said that music cannot boast of translating anything with certainty, as can writing and painting. This is true in a certain sense, but it is not entirely true. Music translates in its own way, through means which are its own. In music, as in painting and even the written word, which is still the most positive of the arts, there is always a lacuna to be filled in by the imagination of the listener."
— "Richard Wagner and Tannhäuser in Paris."