And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time