I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.