And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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?
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.