Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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 paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.