Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The earth has music for those who listen.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
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 purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.