Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The earth has music for those who listen.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.