Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Play it fuckin' loud!
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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 doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.