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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.