Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Let silence be the art you practice.