Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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?
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.