Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Play it fuckin' loud!
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.