I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The earth has music for those who listen.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside