The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Play it fuckin' loud!
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The earth has music for those who listen.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside