Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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 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.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.