What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The earth has music for those who listen.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
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.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.