Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.