The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.