Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.