Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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 permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.