Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Let silence be the art you practice.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.