After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.