|I believe you need a shave|
"I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven, and likewise their disciples and apostles," Wagner wrote. "I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one, indivisible Art;
"I believe that this Art proceeds from God, and lives within the hearts of all illumined men;
"I believe that he who once has bathed in the sublime delights of this high Art, is consecrate to Her for ever, and never can deny Her;
"I believe that through Art all men are saved.”
Fellow composer Gioachino Rossini had this to say about his rival: "Wagner has some beautiful moments but awful half-hours."