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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.