Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
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 true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.