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?
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.