I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.