Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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 spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.