I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.