Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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 earth has music for those who listen.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.