Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.