Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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?
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.