Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.