Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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?
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
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.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.