Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The earth has music for those who listen.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.