Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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 is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.