The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.