Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Play it fuckin' loud!
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.