And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.