The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.