And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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?
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.