Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Let silence be the art you practice.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
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.