Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I 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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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?
Let silence be the art you practice.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.