Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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'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 don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?