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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Let silence be the art you practice.