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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.