Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help 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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.