Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
To play without passion is inexcusable!