Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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 earth has music for those who listen.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.