The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.