I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.