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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.