Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Let silence be the art you practice.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.