The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Play it fuckin' loud!