Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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?
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.