I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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 washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.