The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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?
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The earth has music for those who listen.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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 have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
To play without passion is inexcusable!