Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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 should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The earth has music for those who listen.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.