Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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?
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.