If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
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.
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 is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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 true art of memory is the art of attention.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.