The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.