Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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 absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.