I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?