Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.