Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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?