I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.