The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.