I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.