„It is so difficult to mix with artists! You must choose business men to talk to, because artists only talk of money.“
— Jean Sibelius
Bengt de Törne Sibelius: A Close-Up (London: Faber and Faber, 1937), p. 94. Usually quoted as "Musicians talk of nothing but money and jobs. Give me businessmen every time. They really are interested in music and art."