The earth has music for those who listen.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
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?
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music can change the world because it can change people.