And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.