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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.