When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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?
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.