Music can change the world because it can change people.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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 man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?