Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.