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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The earth has music for those who listen.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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 spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.