Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.