Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.