I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.