Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.