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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.