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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.