The earth has music for those who listen.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Let silence be the art you practice.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.