What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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?
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.