Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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?
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.