The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let silence be the art you practice.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.