Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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'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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.