The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.