The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.