Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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?
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.