Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.