The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its 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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.