Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.