Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Let silence be the art you practice.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.