If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
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?
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside