To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.