The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.