Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.