Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.