And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.