Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Play it fuckin' loud!
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.