Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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?
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.