Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.