A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.