Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.