Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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 washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.