Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.