Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.