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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time