Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.