Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Play it fuckin' loud!
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.