Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
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.