Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.