My music cannot possibly have given you one hundredth part of the joy your music has given me.
Edward Elgar, in a letter to German (1924)
I am one of those men who never enter into controversies but I shall certainly speak my views to anybody whom I may meet on the subject.Edward German
I should like to shake Eric Coates but I won't. When I meet him he says, "I just love every note you have written." and I believe he does--but--as you say--well!Edward German
If you can't do anything as good as or even better than what you have already done, then don't do it.Edward German
When Adam and Eve were dispossessed / Of the garden hard by Heaven / They planted another one down in the West / Twas Devon, glorious DevonEdward German
There is only one man to follow me who has genius, and that is Edward German.Edward German
It is an immortal masterpiece. Anybody and everybody today would, I should say, give the rest of their lives to have written it. Anyway I would.Edward German