" The gift of Chopin is the expression of the deepest and fullest feelings and emotions that have ever existed. He made a single instrument speak a language of infinity. His genius was inspired by the mysterious sounds of nature, but transformed into sublime equivalents in musical thought, and not through slavish imitation of the actual external sounds. On rainy nights, his head was surely filled with raindrops, but they had been revived in his imagination and in his compositions into tears falling upon his heart from the sky. "
" Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself. "
" We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions. "