Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The earth has music for those who listen.