The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.