Nobody can really choose music as a profession… It chooses you.
Originality is better than any imitation.
You must be able to say with great feeling, 'I hate you' or 'I love you'. Once you are able to say that, you will find you can play the cello.
A love for one’s work I give the highest priority in man’s life.
I am in love with music; in music there is the solution.
I consider myself nothing but a servant of art. I try to serve it well.
People who occupy or try to spend their life with beautiful things must have something beautiful in themselves.