"Now what will the value of music be?
First of all, it will be a means of reaching a state of ecstasy permitting us to forget the world in which we live. Music will allow us vertiginous evasion, a rapture—temporary, perhaps, but real. With the possibility of living in a purer world, free of pettiness—made for him, created by him—man will forget his vulgar wants and his ignoble appetites. He will live intensely that life of the spirit which must be the goal of all existence."