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.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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?
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.