Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.