What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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?
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.