And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.