Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.