I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.