Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.