Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of 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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.