Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.