What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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 true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.