Arthur Schopenhauer Quote
The composer reveals the innermost nature of the world, and expresses the profoundest wisdom in a language that his reasoning faculty does not understand, just as a magnetic somnambulist gives information about things of which she has no conception when she is awake. Therefore in the composer, more than in any other artist, the man is entirely separate and distinct from the artist.
Vol. I, Ch. III, The World As Representation - The World as Will and Representation (1819; 1844)