Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.