Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The earth has music for those who listen.