Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all 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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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 in the soul can be heard by the universe.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The earth has music for those who listen.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Let silence be the art you practice.