Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.