Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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?
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.