Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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 melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.