Gustav Mahler: [reminded of some medications he should take] They won't be needed! We're going to live forever!
Mahler: You've already wasted three minutes of my time! Now why don't you do what I do to keep the New York Philharmonic in time: beat it!
Anna von Mildenburg: Your song was charming, Alma, even if it was a little naïve, a little childlike.
Gustav Mahler: Critics are always accusing me of being naïve. Don't associate naïvete with children, though. They don't even know what it means. Heaven lies all around us in our infancy. To enter that world, we must see with the eyes of children and hear with the ears of children.