Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Let silence be the art you practice.