Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...