Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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 is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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 only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Let silence be the art you practice.