What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.