Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.