The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
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.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.