The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
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?
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.