Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.