And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time