Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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?
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.