I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.