I’m just fine, thank you

Someone sitting next to [Berlioz] in the theatre who, noticing his sobbing during the performance of one of Beethoven’s symphonies, said kindly, “You seem to be greatly affected, monsieur. Had not you better retire for a while?

Berlioz replied brusquely, “Are you under the impression that I am here to enjoy myself?”

~from The Book of Musical Anecdotes
by Norman Lebrecht

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