You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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 earth has music for those who listen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.