Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.