I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
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 mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.