And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.