Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?