Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.