The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.