Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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 man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.