Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
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.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.