I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The earth has music for those who listen.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.