To play without passion is inexcusable!
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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?
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.