Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.