You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.