Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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?
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The earth has music for those who listen.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Play it fuckin' loud!