The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Let silence be the art you practice.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.