Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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 spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.