I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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 doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let silence be the art you practice.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.