Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.