Art is never finished, only abandoned.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Play it fuckin' loud!
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.