Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The earth has music for those who listen.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.