Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Let silence be the art you practice.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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?
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.