Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.