What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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?
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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 is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.