Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.