Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.