Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.