Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Let silence be the art you practice.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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?
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.