The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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?
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.