Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.