Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.