Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.