I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.